Tools of the Trade For the Week of June 8, 2020

This is a day late this week. Apologies! Here are some helpful links I came across this past week.

Peter Mead had a three-part series on how to improve your preaching. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

My friend Cynthia wrote about the impact of the social distancing on mental health. Working in a retirement community, I wonder about the long-term impact on older folks who have been isolated. Cynthia writes about several different groups, and her article is well worth reading.

What will re-opening look like for you? Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra writes about what took place when five churches reopened recently.

Glenna Marshall writes about the need for ordinary faithfulness in a post that every pastor should read.

Meghan Hill writes about what we need to know about the church in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many people have written about missing gathering as a church. Here is a reminder that “Physical Presence is A Spiritual Gift.”

Several years ago I preached through Judges. When we read some of the accounts in Judges we wonder what on earth we are to think about what happened. Credo Magazine just began a series on Reading Judges Theologically. You may want to follow it here. And by the way, put Judges on your “Preach Soon” list.

I hope you will find something helpful to your ministry. Have a good 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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