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Tools of the Trade For April 6, 2020

Here is this week’s list of recommended articles. I hope you find something helpful to your ministry and/or your people.

This article, by Jared Mulvihill, wrestles with the question of the eternal destiny of people who are cognitively disabled. It’a a compassionate piece that does what I think is a good job of thinking through the issue from a biblical/theological perspective. Something to keep for future use.

Dr. Philip Ryken makes the case that pastors should be good readers, and not just of Bible and theology books.

You will certainly deal with grieving people in your pastoral ministry, possibly even during this pandemic. Younger pastors often wonder how to help people grieve when they haven’t gone through that. This article is helpful to you and your people.

Here’s an article that may help you with your own sanity. If you live within the Apple ecosystem, this article provides tips on connecting with more than one person via FaceTime.

I know that this is hardly a heavy theological periodical, but if you’re missing baseball, Baseball Digest has opened its archives going back to 1942 during this time.

If you are concerned about Gospel-centered preaching, please read Jonathan Leeman’s editorial in the latest 9Marks Journal, and then download this helpful publication, which has a number of articles on preaching through different portions of Scripture.

Jonathan Leeman writes a lot about preaching, and this article focuses on the question of how long your sermons should be.

Just read this: 4 Reflections after Listening to 18 Hours of Sermons in America’s Biggest Churches.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope something here is useful to you. Did you download the 9Marks Journal? What are you waiting for?? Have a great week!


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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