Tools of the Trade for October 21, 2019

A Weekly List of Links and Resources for Pastors

Ligonier has been running a series of articles on the Reformation, and this one deals with matters of the Christian life. The Reformation, as you know, was about more than theology.

Here are a couple of articles on justification from Ligonier. Good reading for you and for your congregation. The Instrumental Cause of Justification and What Does the Roman Catholic Church Believe About Justification?

Tim Challies writes, The Pastor’s Job Isn’t to Fix Things.

We’ve made finding the will of God into a mystical process that lacks a lot of biblical basis. Gene Veith write “Just Do Something!

Here’s an article for your youth leaders or for parents about kids questioning the faith.

Pastoral counseling is not an easy task, and this article reminds us of what we are aiming for when we counsel our people.

Paul Tripp has some great thoughts on what lies ahead for us.

Here’s another article for those of you who work with teens. Don’t neglect teaching them sound theology!

In a culture of noise, here’s an article on the value of silence for the good of our souls.

“We’ve lost our sense of pride in the ordinary things of life, of loving our family and friends, and of being devoted to one another.” This is a solid article that is very share-able.

Did you ever wonder what will happen to your email, online banking, and other internet activities if you died? A good read from a secular source.

Senior Pastors – here’s an article on working with subordinate staff.

Matthew Barrett writes “God Doesn’t Need You, and That’s A Good Thing.”

The 9Marks website has a thought-provoking article on cooperation with other churches and groups and what we need to watch out for if we are going to obey Scripture.

Have a good week! See you 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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