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Curated links for your weekend reading:

Pastoring the One When You’d Rather Pastor the Ninety-Nine

One-on-one pastoral care is every pastor’s inefficient imperative.

Simple Suggestions for a Successful Church Business Meeting

While business meetings can be a great cause for anxiety, they need not be. Here are some ideas for avoiding acrimonious business meetings in a local church.

Why I Changed My Mind About Fundraising for Our Church Plant

I no longer view this part of ministry as a distraction from the real work. Instead, I’ve come to appreciate that all the time we’ve spent fundraising has built a network of deeply committed prayer warriors for our fledgling church.

Become a Name Wizard Overnight

If I had any chance of reaching their hearts, I knew the gateway through which I must pass: I must learn and use their names. So I committed. Names became my goal.

Will We Learn in Heaven?

We won’t ever know everything, and even what we will know, we won’t know all at once. We’ll be learners, forever. Few things excite me more than that.

Themelios 44.1

The new April 2019 issue of Themelios has 210 pages of editorials, articles, and book reviews.

My column this week at The Gospel Coalition Canada: Serve And Suffer with Confidence

I want explosions to go off in my heart every time I think about the gospel. And like Paul I want the gospel to motivate me to serve, suffer, and know that God will finish what he starts.