Tools of the Trade for September 9, 2019

A Weekly List of Links and Resources Especially for Pastors

We often struggle to be creative, yet not compromise the content of what we are trying to communicate. Matt Hedges, writing about Church Planting, tells us that Faithful Ministry is Savvy Too.

How would your small group respond if someone walked in with a handful of Bible Commentaries? These authors suggest that it ought to be met with appreciation. I agree.

Here’s a great interview with John Piper on “When Worship Lyrics Miss the Mark.” That happens? 🙂

How would you answer this question: “Is Your Church Frantic or Focused?”

Writer and Pastor Ray Fowler has a series on favorite productivity principles. Sometimes we can read so much about this subject that we don’t get things done. But this article has some great suggestions and resources.

Here’s an article on church planting and pastoral work in rural areas. I suspect that a lot of God’s work goes on in places that no one has ever heard of. Are you in one of those places?

How should we respond when ministry seems to fail? Josh Squires writes about making sense of ministry failure.

Here’s an interview to watch if you are in seminary or contemplating ministry.

Anything John Piper writes about preaching is worth reading. Preachers, Show Them in the Bible talks about why many sermons fall short.

Dr. Robert Godfrey talks about What Are We Missing if We Neglect the Psalms? There’s so much good preaching in the Psalms! Very much worth the listen.

Have a great week! See you on Wednesday!

Author: Peter Bogert

Married to Laura, with three adult children, 7 grandchildren. I’m an avid baseball fan, and I enjoy listening to audiobooks about military history, and reading Theology. I was ordained a Baptist pastor and served two churches over a 41 year period. After a three year hiatus I'm glad to be serving at Calvary Bible Fellowship Church in Coopersburg, PA. And I’m glad you stopped by!

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