A Weekly List of Links and Resources Especially for Pastors
I actually published something last night but decided this morning that I didn’t like it. So . . .
Here are some helpful articles for your reading pleasure and edification:
Kregal Publishers has a series of books that ask/answer 40 questions, and a new one is 40 Questions About Pastoral Ministry by Phil Newton. Here is a review.
Peter Mead has a helpful article on what to be aware of between the beginning of the service and the sermon.
David Prince writes “Sermon Delivery Matters.” A quote: “I once heard a group of self-styled sophisticated evangelical types almost mocking John Piper because of his passionate and energetic delivery. I asked, “Do you think it is fake passion? An over-dramatized act or genuine?” Their answer was that it is genuine but still dangerous. I told them to sign me up for that kind of dangerous passion.”
I believe that all of us need to be ready to explain why we have trusted Jesus, but I also believe that there are some people more gifted in transitioning conversations to the Gospel. Regardless of your situation, this is a helpful article.
I found this article by Paul Tripp from back in 2019 on leading with humility and accountability. It’s titled, “How to Lead With Humility and Accountability.” And it’s a good read.
So, so, good, and so important. “We Must Reclaim Friendship From the Bonds of Social Media.”
I’ll be back with more in a couple of days. There’s some meat up above to digest.