Just a few articles, a number of books, and one conference.


Yes, You Can Say ‘No’ in Ministry
“I found I’d been treating every need I encountered as an assignment from God. I never paused, questioned, or prayed about any of it; I just did and did and did some more. I felt broken and crushed by the weight of all the needs around me, and I often served out of compulsion, bitterness, or my own waning strength, never believing I could say ”no” in ministry and trust God as provider.”

Why Email Is So Stressful, Even Though It’s Not Actually That Time-Consuming
Three important practical lessons from a two week email audit.

How the church can make mental illness a topic of conversation
“LifeWay Research’s “Study of Acute Mental Illness and Christian Faith” observed that when family members were asked what local churches should do to assist them in supporting loved ones with mental illness, their number one response was, “Talk about it openly so that the topic is not so taboo.”"

Kindle Books

The Message of the New Testament: Promises Kept by Mark Dever $4.99.

Ashamed of the Gospel: When the Church Becomes Like the World by John Macarthur $4.99.

A Peculiar Glory: How the Christian Scriptures Reveal Their Complete Truthfulness by John Piper $4.99.

When I Don’t Desire God: How to Fight For Joy by John Piper $2.99.

Rejoicing in Lament: Wrestling with Incurable Cancer and Life in Christ by J. Todd Billings $1.99.


If you’re in the Grand Rapids area and looking for something to do in what looks like a miserable weekend of weather, why not check out the PCRT Conference on the Holy Spirit and the Spirit of the Age. More details here. You can walk in and register.