A Weekly List of Helpful Resources

I hope you had a great weekend of ministry. Today may be your day off, a day full of meetings, or a day to catch up and do some of the administrative-type of tasks that we all have to deal with.

A few weeks back I recommended the program Evernote. In case you’ve not heard of Evernote, it is an online repository for notes and articles. I use it primarily to clip articles that I think are worth coming back to and save them by topic.

There is a wealth of resources available in various blogs, online journals, and websites that can be very useful in your study. In addition, I’ve found articles that are worth sharing. In fact, I had a literature rack installed in a prominent place in our church and kept it filled with articles that would be helpful to people in my congregation.

You can get a free account that should be just fine for your use. Evernote also has browser extensions for all the major web browsers, so you can save an article into your Evernote file by clicking on the extension icon in your web browser. Evernote has apps for tablets, phones, and computers. Highly, highly recommended.

Here are some articles worth reading and clipping:

Tabletalk, the monthly publication of Ligonier Ministries (R.C. Sproul) has a good article by Guy Richards on handling criticism. If you’re a pastor, chances are you’ll probably get some. I know – hard to believe, right?

Here’s an article on J.I. Packer (Knowing God) and his teaching about holiness. It’s worth the read.

Pastors are not exempt from depression. In fact, we may be more prone to depression than a lot of people. Thom Rainer has a helpful article here.

Have you ever visited someone in the hospital and not known what to say? Or said the wrong thing? Or have them tell you of a well-meaning but thoroughly unhelpful comment another Christian made? Read this and share it.

Kevin DeYoung put together a list of books to read this summer on the subject of preaching. He polled some fellow pastors and scholars and gives us their recommendations.

Subscribing to several theological journals can be expensive. Thankfully a lot of seminaries put their journals online for free reading (and Evernote clipping). The Masters Seminary Journal (John MacArthur) can be accessed here.

See you on Wednesday!!

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