Having been away this week, I’ve got a good stash of theology and ministry links to share, so here goes:
C.J. Mahaney, Josh Harris, and Jeff Purswell talk about the priorities of a pastor’s time.
9 Ways to Continue Theological Development, including:
1. Build it into the things you’re already doing. (QT, sermon prep, discipling, etc.)
3. Always have a book nearby. (capture the spare moments)
5. Have a plan. (if you aim at nothing you’re sure to hit it.)
6. Read primary sources, not commentary. (you don’t have time to waste on the commentators. Read the Bible and the people who have written important theology. You can do it. You don’t need a PhD to read Luther, Calvin, Augustine, Edwards, Grudem, Frame, etc)
7. Don’t do it alone. (cultivate a theological conversation among your leaders. They will correct your idiosyncrasies and keep you accountable. It will also create a culture of theological seriousness in your church, which will benefit everyone.)