Curated links for your weekend reading:

Being a Pastor Isn’t ‘Just a Job’

If you’re one of those who thinks pastors whine too much and work too little, I want to share with you some reasons you may not have considered that pastoral work really is different.

When Your Sermon Feels Like Trash

My sermon is not about me. It’s not about the effectiveness of my sound or my appearance. It is about God’s word being faithfully preached.

The Enduring Witness of a Normal Life

As culture—even Christian culture—shouts that we must do more, be more, impact more, platform more, Mimi is a good reminder, to me at least, to curb my ambition and instead simply, faithfully seek Christ—to do good, cook meals, tend a garden, and love people.

Don’t Give Up Praying for Your Children

Let us not give up praying for our children. This ministry of intercession is a lifelong calling.

Why You Should Stare at the Ocean This Summer

Here are five reasons you should stare at the ocean whenever you can.

My column this week at The Gospel Coalition Canada: The Danger of Falling Away

Falling away doesn’t seem to take much effort. It happens automatically. Staying faithful is much harder: we must stay on guard, taken continual, deliberate action, hold on for our lives to God and his gospel, and get help from others.