Shepherd Links – 2/11

This is the first installment of a new series here at Pastoralized: Shepherd Links.

Throughout the week, I will collect links that pertain primarily to the pastoral roles of prophet, priest, and king, and then publish them on Saturday. These are called Shepherd Links because true shepherding takes place where the roles of the prophet, priest, and king overlap.

I hope you are strengthened in your pastoral ministry through these articles. I’m sure you will have seen some of them if you are on the web much, but hopefully I’ll be able to point you to some things you missed.

To start off, I suggest you hit up Jay Thomas’ articles on the roles and make up of the prophet, the priest, and the king in pastoral ministry. He offers very insightful thoughts on what makes pastors tick, depending on which role they are particularly gifted in.

Prophet Links

Hell, Hades, Gehenna, and the Realm of the Dead – Acts 2:27

A Review of Douglas Wilson’s Wordsmithy I can’t wait to read this book.

How to Prepare an Annual Preaching Plan

The Earliest Manuscript of the New Testament Discovered?

Different Ways Paul Uses “Law” A helpful little graphic.

Priest Links

The Pastor as Counselor

Learning to Worship from Idolators: Sports Fanatics

Russel Moore responds to the question, “Should I Marry a Man with Pornography Struggles?”

Sound Words for Tragic Times What do you say at a funeral for a teenager?

Prayer is Your Spiritual Cardio Work

King Links

Who Can Lead?

Two articles on why group brainstorming doesn’t work: here and here.

Leading and Following In Covenant What should leading and following look like in a church context?

Can Everyone Be a Leader?

Layering: Multitasking That Works


  1. Ethan Johnson says:

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