Tools of the Trade – Week of March 29, 2021

A Weekly List of Links and Resources Especially for Pastors

I’ve collected a rather large collection of articles – so many that I am going to simply list them and make a comment or two where appropriate. I’ll have another list out Monday. Have a blessed Easter with your church family.

Grief is an Exhausting Journey – a good article to share with parents who have lost children, as well as anyone dealing with grief.

A review of Joel Beeke’s and Nick Thompson’s book Pastors and Their Critics by the folks at 9 Marks. Pastors have critics??

A Second Adam to the Fight and to the Rescue by Eric Raymond.

Another by Eric Raymond called Rain or Shine, He Showed Up. Maybe the last sentence will catch your attention and you’ll want to read this: Love while you are still able, for, in due time, you will be at a funeral, either of someone dear to you or our own.

I’m teaching an online class on 1 & 2 Peter. They are great books for our time. Travis Montgomery provides some help if you plan to preach those letters.

Winston Smith gives us In Ministry, Joy and Sorrow Don’t Cancel Each Other Out.

11 Elder Chairman FAQ’s from 9 Marks.

Here’s a 20 minute lesson on how to conclude a sermon well.

Pastors Should Have Friends within Their Churches by Jeremy Todd.

Mark Dever on Leading Change in A Church.

Enjoy. More coming 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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