I’m going to break this week’s list into two parts and post the rest tomorrow. Most of the links in today’s list are related to ministry and the COVID-19 pandemic. Tomorrow I’ll post another set of links. It was an unusually rich week of article-gathering.
John Macarthur’s church was one that had anticipated opening this past weekend, but a court in California put the kibosh on that. I appreciated Dr. Macarthur’s response.
Dan Doriani hits one out of the park. I understand that it has been a different time, but it seems that some pastors have been running at an unsustainable pace and are going to be toast when their churches reopen. Please heed the good advice here!!
This goes back a few weeks, but this interview between Phil Johnson and John MacArthur about the pandemic is worth reading.
Colin Adams writes about what preachers need to consider as they preach online.
Collin Hansen and Jonathan Leeman discuss “What Will Change, What Might Change, and What Must Stay the Same.”
The always entertaining trio of Carl Trueman, Aimee Byrd, and Todd Pruitt talk about “Phasing Back to Church.”
Steve Weaver says “We have catered to our congregations for so long without calling followers of Christ to die to their own preferences for the sake of others.” His article is titled, “COVID-19, Regathering, and Dying to Self.”
Over at 9Marks, Nick Gatzke asks and answers, “What Should I Do With Those Who Are Unable or Unwilling to Attend Church When We Start Gathering?”
Joe Carter writes about “A Small Tool to Salvage Your Sanctification While in Self-Quarantine.”
Another 9Marks discussion: “Help for those Who Are Nervous About Their Church Budget” by Jamie Dunlop and Jonathan Leeman. No one is feeling that way, is there?
Finally, Jen Pollack Michel says “Thank You, Pastors.”
I’ll be back with more tomorrow!