Curated links for your weekend reading:
After 10 years of pastoral ministry in the same church and years of serving church planters and pastors, I’ve compiled a list of things, or theses, I’ve learned—or wish I had learned sooner.
God isn’t waiting on the next Peter Drucker; he already has faithful elders.
Yes, plant churches. But do so after counting the cost. And then joyfully plunge forward.
Mix the ingredients of your sermon, let it rise in contemplation, knead it thoroughly in prayer, let it prove in meditation, bake it well in your own heart, and serve it warm from the pulpit.
What exactly does the hard work of preaching entail?
Do you know part of the human design is an internal alarm system? If it functions correctly, it raises an alarm multiple times throughout your day. It is the gift of having a conscience.
True mercy doesn’t excuse or minimize sin.
Like the carpenter who builds priceless furniture out of driftwood, God builds a dwelling place out of the broken and unremarkable. We get to be part of it.