Bob’s Links – Aug 8-14, 2016

Here are links to different articles and posts that I connected to on Facebook during the week of August 8-14. I encourage you to subscribe to these authors if you find their articles worthwhile.

How to Kill Your Pastor (Tyler Saldana) “Christians: be careful not to kill your pastors spiritually, emotionally and mentally. You may not realize it but there are many things that you do that are wiping out numerous pastors every single day. If that is your aim, here are ten ways to help you kill your pastor.”

What Do Pastors Do All Week? (Paul Chappell) “If you have ever wondered what your pastor does all week, here it is. And if, as a pastor, you’ve ever wondered what aspects of your job you should focus on, here are four core responsibilities.”

Ten Reasons Why Hymnals Have a Future (John D. Witvliet) “The function of hymnals in the life of the church has changed dramatically over the past thirty years. Many congregations rarely use them. Thousands of Christians seldom, if ever, open one. When people hear of the new hymnal publications, it’s natural for some of them to ask,’Why would you ever want to publish another hymnal?’”

Scriptureless Worship (David W. Manner) “Why do churches that so passionately defend the Bible rarely read its text in public worship services? Does its limited use convey a lack of trust in the very Word professed to be foundational to our faith, doctrines and practices?”

Plan Now to Die Well (John Piper) “If you don’t have a better plan for how you are going to die, someone will probably just turn on the television.”

Ten Things Pastors Would Love to Hear From Their Church Members (Thom Rainer) “What do you hear from your church members that gives you the greatest encouragement?The responses from the pastors were amazingly similar. In fact, I was able to focus on ten specific areas.”