Shepherd Links – 3/30

Prophet Links

8 Reasons We Preach There are so many factors involved. I don’t want to ponder issues of pay (many preachers receive less than minimum wage for what they are doing). I don’t want to dwell on inappropriate motivations, even if they are significant for some. I will just mention some of them in passing. Let’s take stock of some of the good reasons we preach.

Mobius Strip Reason Doug Wilson uncovers self-defeating premises of scientific materialism.

Priest Links

Lies Ministry Wives Believe From Christine Hoover: “As a pastor’s wife, I find myself fighting the same old internal battles that have plagued me from year one, only now I recognize them more quickly and have tools to combat them. Do you think or believe these lies, too?”

Good Friday and the Death of Same Sex Envy Another one from Doug Wilson: “The same sex marriage crusade has nothing whatever to do with what people can do sexually in private, and it has everything to do with what you will be allowed to say about it in public. We are not talking about whether private homosexual behavior will be penalized, but whether public opposition to homosexual behavior will be penalized. Further, there is only one effective response to this, which is the cross of Jesus Christ.”

King Links

3 Lessons Learned from a Pastoral Mentor From Chris Castaldo: “When most people hear the name R. Kent Hughes, they probably think of homiletics. His many expository commentaries, long tenure of preaching at College Church in Wheaton, Illinois, and leadership in The Simeon Trust have rightly earned him the reputation. But I think of something else. Having served alongside of Kent for a number of years, I see him primarily as a mentor.”

10 Ways to Have a Reproducing Culture From Ron Edmondson: “Finding new leaders is critical to the successful growth of any church or organization.  Kingdom growth is greatly impacted by the numbers of leaders we can recruit. With that in mind, we must strive to recruit more leaders and we do that by having a culture of reproduction. How do we develop that type of culture?”