The Curse of Cognitive Load
If you need further motivation to simplify your sermons, read this article.

9 Lessons I’m Learning in Transition – LifeWay Pastors
A pastor’s experience of God’s grace as he transitions to a new church:

“Change is difficult, harder the older you get and the longer you’ve served at a place. But God is faithful, teaching valuable lessons and providing bountiful blessings in the process.”

Jacques Barzun’s 20 Principles for Simple and Direct Writing | TGC
My advice for advice like this: Take one tip and work with it for a week, then take another, and so on.

15 Lessons from Calvin’s Biography | TGC
Not especially #14: Work hard, but don’t neglect the body. Calvin’s punishing routine and recurring illnesses aged him and put him in an early grave.

BibleX: The Center of the Old Testament
Here are 50 different suggestions for the central theme of the Old Testament.

Digging Deeper: Who Am I?
I’ve become more and more convinced that identity issues are at the root of most counseling problems:

“Do you know who you are? If you asked me this question a year ago, I most likely would have said “yes!” and given a list of things I like or stated something about my personality. All those things listed might be true, but this display of facts would only have given you a surface definition of who I am, and not gotten to the deeper meaning of the question. Recently, God has brought me to know myself better and thereby Him as well, through a discontentment which He has placed in my heart concerning how I spend my free time.”

The Jihadi Who Turned to Jesus
A conversion story in the New York Times!

Seven Habits of Long-tenured Pastors
Thom Rainer has ben watching pastors for years. Here are seven patterns or habits that have appeared consistently in the lives of long-tenured pastors.

Kindle Books

When Your Husband Is Addicted to Pornography: Healing Your Wounded Heart by Vicki Tiede $2.99.

Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More? Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist by Karen Swallow Prior $1.99.


Introducing the ESV Devotional Psalter
This is a beautifully produced volume.