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Prophet Links

On the Necessity of Theological Courage From Owen Strachan and Andrew Walker: “Theological courage, you might say, is God’s truth addressed not only to the academy, but the public world. This includes the central gathering place of this world, where ideas are debated and strategies for change vie for adoption: the public square. But this term might seem bloodless if not fleshed out. What does theological courage actually look like?”

Using Biblical Words in Biblical Ways An interview with David Petersen on sanctification.

Jeramie Rinne on Expository Gospel Preaching

Priest Links

The Main Reason People Leave a Church From Thom Rainer: “But many times, probably more than we would like to believe, a church member leaves a local body because he or she has a sense of entitlement. I would therefore suggest that the main reason people leave a church is because they have an entitlement mentality rather than a servant mentality.

Why Pastors and Elders Need Your Prayers From Kevin DeYoung: “Your pastors and elders need your help to live out the calling of Acts 6:4: ‘But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.’ Because everything seems more important and seems more urgent than being in the word and prayer. Everything.”

King Links

5 Characteristics of the Effective Executive

Real Work vs. Busy Work “Real work is what advances your business or your job. It uses your skills to the full and often takes you out of the comfort zone. It is challenging by nature, and thus meets with some resistance in your mind. Busy work is what you do in order to avoid doing the real work.”

What Does it Mean to Be in Control of Your Day?