Shepherd Links – 11/3

Prophet Links

Brothers, We Are not Professors We are, compared to our Puritan fathers, ignorant shepherds leading sensate sheep in a dry and dusty land. Surely what we need then is more thought, more scholarship, more earnest hours spent pouring over the ancients in our studies. Right?

Ten Reasons for Expository Preaching by E.K. Bailey (The title says it all!)

What We Can Learn about Preaching from Parks and Recreation I don’t mind hearing other viewpoints, and I’m not afraid of them. I turned it off, not because I was outraged, but because I was bored.

Priest Links

The Pastor and Politics A video in which Andrew Walker of the Heritage Foundation interviews Russell Moore of Southern Seminary.

Brothers, We Are not Superstars Evangelicals have their cult-heroes and cult followings. This is true both inside and outside the local church. We have our groupies who pine after their “Christian rock stars.” Such stars are given almost infallible status, at least by their devoted fans, and if they are not careful, they may begin to believe what blogs, fans, and fellow superstars say.

3-2-1 Gospel Presentation A video from Glenn Scrivner.

King Links

Leaders Who Don’t Delegate Failure to delegate will always limit a leader. He or she will not be able to expand the level of influence because that influence is limited to one person…So why do some leaders fail to delegate? I’ve identified seven reason.

3 Filters for Social Media Why do you post what you post on Twitter or Facebook or blogs or Tmblr or Google+ or YouTube or Pinterest or or or? Is there any thought behind it at all other than “hey, I thought of this”? If you want to matter on social media, to have value, it takes a bit more than that. If you want to avoid contributing to the cacophonous dumbness that is so much of social media it takes some filters. Here the three that I use in my attempts to say things that matter to some degree to someone other than me.

The Science Behind How Your Productivity is Chosen by What You Eat Every 7 years our body will change completely. This means that each and everyone of your cells will have been renewed and exchanged for another one that your body has produced. I was always amazed by this. And science suggests that this gives us a unique chance to change and erase any mistakes we’ve made in the past. How? Through a focus on the food we eat.

A Christian View of Working in Your Strengths People often ask me “if we are supposed to seek to work within our strengths most of the time, what about our weaknesses?” The question is about more than simply “how do we manage our weaknesses.” Rather, the question stems from the (very good) observation that God especially usesweakness in his kingdom. Does this change anything about the way we should go about our work? Should we, for example, conclude that we shouldnot seek to focus on our strengths most of the time?