Tools of the Trade – Special Catch-Up Edition

Last week I posted a number of articles on preaching. This week there’s more variety.

Sadly, there are times when pastors fail and have to leave the ministry. I’ve known of several situations where that has happened over the years. This article encourages us to guard our hearts.

Continuing with this theme, here are “8 Red Flags of a Leadership Integrity Gap.”.

Ok, this is different, but if you are a Mac user and upgraded to the new Big Sur operating system, here’s an article that summarizes what’s new.

My friend Cynthia Epply has a helpful article on Grief and Loss During the Holidays.

Should Christians Use the Enneagram? Maybe I’d a dinosaur, but why do Christians gravitate toward this kind of thing and take it way more seriously than they should? Good article!

Few people comment as astutely on culture and Christianity than Carl Trueman. Here’s a podcast that you should listen to on Making Sense of Transgenderism and the Sexual Revolution. (Link corrected! Sorry)

It seems like we’ve passed through the following phases with the pandemic: uncertainty > camaraderie > suspicion > weary > grumpy. So, we need to know that there are some “silver linings” in this mess.

For the Church asked H.B. Charles “What is one thing the local church needs to get right in the 21st century?” Here’s his answer in 1 minute and 18 seconds.

This article begins with the words “Spiritual warfare is a tricky subject.” Yup. This is helpful in making it less tricky.

Have a great weekend. I’ll have more for Monday.

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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