That lovely, lovely man
If you read nothing else from this list of links, please read this. It reminded me of so many of the beautiful old Christians in the Scottish Highlands that I used to pastor.

How do you preach a one time sermon?
Some good advice from Ed Stetzer.

Letters to a young pastor
Some excerpts from Calvin Miller’s book of the same name.

An endless series of difficult but achievable hills
“Repeating easy tasks again and again gets you not very far. Attacking only steep cliffs where no progress is made isn’t particularly effective either. No, the best path is an endless series of difficult (but achievable) hills.” Is Seth Godin describing pastoral ministry?

Scared of snow
Rebecca draws some spiritual lessons from some snowphobic kids.

“Use your big-boy voice”
Nathan Eshelman asks: “Do you think that the problem with some men today is that they are really boys in men’s bodies? Do you think that there is a reason why statistically there are more women in the church than men? Do you think that female pastors and elders may be partially the male gender’s fault? Do you know a number of young women that you would recommend to marry, but really can’t think of too many young men that you would recommend? Do you know Christian men that seem to sit back while their wives lead the family? Do you know a Christian man-child? The state of Christian manhood does not look good.”

  • Angus

    Loved the first link…before I moved to KY, we had a small Mission Hall in Gallhowhill in Paisley, and the majority of members were elderly ladies with simple but precious love for CHrist – I love the opportunities that we have over here, the ministry and teaching we can hear and access with a single click, but that first link brings back a lot of wonderful memories for me as well…thanks. I hardly ever comment on blogs, but that was just great.

    • David Murray

      Thanks for sharing this, Angus. Yes, I agree with you, it’s good to get back in touch with that deep strain of personal devotion, isn’t it. BTW, have we ever met? I’ve met a few Angus Nicolsons in my life!

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