Curated links for your weekend reading:
When the light wanes tonight over Toronto and people clang their thanks to essential workers: pastors, I’ll be thanking God for you.
I don’t want to be a prophet of doom, but as a minister in touch with many ministers, I see a coming pastoral crash. And I’m not sure we can stop it.
(I hope he’s wrong.)
I confess that I always harbored the hope that one day, if we remained faithful, people would just start coming through our doors in bunches, wide-eyed, whispering, “Can it be true?!” We’d just stand back and be amazed. But when I came to retirement early this year that had never happened.
The following quotes caught my attention as I read Dane Ortlund’s breathtaking new book, Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers.
Our chapels are closed, but our churches are open and alive and active; the one is an inconvenience; the other a vital gospel truth.
Gathering together again will be a great joy for many and a unique challenge for some. Let’s make sure that no one is left behind.
I posted this a few weeks back. I’ve updated the post with suggestions from Steve Mathewson, author of The Art of Preaching Old Testament Narrative, on highlighting the Bible.
When you don’t have secrets, you don’t need to fear being exposed.