Tools of the Trade for October 28, 2019

A Weekly List of Links and Resources for Pastors

I do my blog writing the day before I post, and was driving home from North Carolina on Thursday. Friday was “recovery” day, so I thought I’d just wait and begin my Monday-Wednesday-Friday posting again this morning. Here are some solid articles that I uncovered during the past week.

We’re leading up to the 502nd anniversary of Luther posting the 95 Theses, and Ligonier has been running some good stuff on the Reformation. This article is on Luther and the Life of the Pastor-Theologian.

Mary Kassian answers the question, “Where Can Women Teach?”

Tim Challies wrote about protecting our kids from sexual predators.

Here are two free resources – both very worthwhile – from Ligonier on the Reformation.

If someone asks you why doctrine is important, here’s a great article to hand them.

Here are the differences between Attractional and Gospel-Centered Churches. A Gospel Coalition Podcast.

John Piper answers the question, “What Makes a Sermon Good?”

What characteristics make a solid Biblical leader?

Here’s a new English Standard Version (ESV) resource for you and your people.

The article is titled “Content Isn’t Everything – Or, Some Help for the Boring Bible Teacher.”

What is the pastor’s primary duty? This Gospel Coalition article seeks to answer it.

I’ll just give you the title: “The Pastor as Hourly Employee?” Enjoy!

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have you considered printing some of these articles up and putting them on a table or in a literature rack for your people to read?

I will 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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