6 Ways Pastors Can Use Their Time Well | Jason Helopoulos
“For most pastors, no one will formally supervise, monitor, or look over their shoulder. This means a pastor must learn manage his own time well for the glory of God and the good of the church. Here are six suggestions. “

Nothing to Celebrate | Carl R. Trueman
Carl reflects on Justice Scalia’s funeral:

“The simplicity and the surrounding silence underscored the loss which the death of a loved one represents. The straightforward seriousness of the rites reflected the metaphysical depth of the Christian understanding of life and of its end. I could not help but compare the occasions with the growing penchant even among professing Christians for turning funerals into these ghastly ‘celebrations of life’.”

Cultural Trends Pastors Should Recognize | Ed Stetzer
“As the culture shifts, God is calling us to prepare, and part of that preparation is to help people move from an attractional mentality to an incarnational one.”

Can God’s Love for Us (and Christ) Increase? | Mark Jones
This was such an edifying and instructive post.

“If Christians are able to displease their Father, we must also affirm that Christians can please God. Because of our union with the risen Savior, Christians are frequently urged to please God and Christ. “

5 Ways to Develop Spiritual Disciplines in Your Workday
“Implementing spiritual disciplines into the workday can assist you in keeping company with Jesus throughout the day. As their name suggests, such practices require discipline, but the hard work and intentionality will pay off.”

Heartache, Heartbreak, and Heart Failure | TGC
“So what’s my story? It all started when my baby girl almost died. That was 728 days ago. That’s easy math because her second birthday was yesterday. She had open-heart surgery when she was 2 days old, and right around the 24 hour post-op mark her little heart stopped beating.”

New Book

Ecclesiastes: A Quest for Meaning by John Currid. One of my top three OT commentators. Currid’s lectures on Ecclesiastes changed my whole approach to Ecclesiastes. Delighted to see this now in print.

Kindle Books

Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel by Russell Moore $2.99.

Evangelical Feminism: A New Path to Liberalism? by Wayne Grudem $2.99.

Unmasking Narcissism: A Guide to Understanding the Narcissist in Your Life $0.99. Not a Christian book, but it helps identify the problem and begin to understand it. You might find yourself looking in a mirror!


A 90-Year-Old Widow with Nowhere to Turn
There’s probably someone and somewhere like this in your neighborhood.