I use Evernote as a repository for articles that I want to hold on to. I’ve often searched through the 1000+ blog posts and web articles I’ve saved and found information that I needed. I’d recommend you do the same. Evernote has several tiers of service, but I’ve found that the free version is fine for my needs.

The other week I was looking through the articles I’ve saved and realized that there is a wealth of “old stuff” that people following this blog may not have read. Hence It’s Five From the Files Friday. Like the Tools of the Trade articles that I link to on Mondays, some are for sharing and some are directed at pastors. Enjoy!

Even in the midst of social distancing and restricted gatherings, our people can minister to each other. How much stronger would our churches be if these were regular habits? (2011)

Kevin DeYoung is always worth reading. Pastors young and old can feel the pressure of ministry and deal with anxiety. Before you get discouraged, and before you beat yourself for feeling those ways, read this. (2011)

Young Pastor, you’re going to be dealing with people who have life experiences you probably don’t. You may not have children, you certainly haven’t raised them, you may not have dealt with the death of loved ones, you may not even be married. But you have to pastor those who may be further along in life than you are. Here’s a great “save and share” article on parenting, (2011).

David Murray writes about the very hard process of church discipline. (2011)

Kevin DeYoung again – this time on ministering to the sick and dying. It’s hard for any pastor, harder for you younger guys.


Have a great weekend!!

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