A Weekly List of Links and Resources for Pastors
I hope you’ve had a good weekend. Here are some links to read, file, and share.
For Pastors/Church Leaders
David Murray, always worth reading, writes about guarding our relationship with God. It’s easy to let that become part of our “professional” persona.
This Podcast, with Tim Chester, asks the question “Are We Undervaluing the Lord’s Supper?”
There’s an intriguing statement in this article about the source of power in our ministry. “All Christian work is about responsibility without authority. Therefore, it’s easy to get discouraged.” Thought provoking and worth the read.
If you interview for a position in a church, you’re going to be answering a lot of questions. But what should you be asking? Jeff Robinson shares some insights.
Peter Mead, from biblicalpreaching.net, talks about some preaching paradoxes that originated with John Stott.
This article is from a secular source, but it describes 10 characteristics of good learners. These kinds of articles can be helpful for those wanting others to learn.
If your church is not familiar with some of the great creeds of the Christian faith, here’s a short introduction.
Sad story, great point. Don’t overlook older people in your church.
Here are “5 Lessons on Faithful Endurance from a Longtime Pastor.”
Gene Edward Veith writes “An Open Letter to the Pastor in a Post-Christian World.”
What are your people wondering about and asking when they hear you preach? David Qaoud gives us some food for thought.
For You and Your People
My wife loves snow, but to her disappointment there’s been very little snow for us this winter. We’ve had a 3 inch “storm” and two half-inchers that have barely covered the grass. Driving has been without difficulty. However, it’s been generally grey and dismal. Winter can affect what’s going on inside of us as well, and David Mathis writes an incredibly helpful article on that subject.
Have a great week!