Snippets from the interweb (5th May 2019)

Six characteristics of pastors you need to avoid

‘The church today needs pastors who will faithfully represent Jesus in their preaching and lifestyles. If you sit under this type of ministry, give thanks to God. If you’re not sure whether you do, here are six characteristics of pastors you need to avoid.’

Don’t let sexular culture leave women as also-rans

‘A Western university will throw money at a department on its campus that asserts there is no public difference between gender that is not socially constructed, while at the same, covering its butt, by throwing gender-differentiated prize money at a university running race that attempted to implement that belief in the cold hard reality of the sporting world. Could it possibly be that men and women are deeply, and irrevocably different in many areas and that sport shows this to not only be true, but to be good and true at the same time?’

4 ways to keep your pastor from quitting

‘If your pastor isn’t able to serve with joy, you will end up suffering. Of course, all this raises the crucial question: what can church members do to make their pastor’s job a joy? Here are 4 things.’

The garden of Eden, Legalism and Antinomianism

This was an interesting insight from Sinclair Ferguson.

It’s not all about you

‘Agencies spend a significant amount of money on publicity and it has to serve a purpose. Not only that but having a particular aim or audience in view allows agencies to produce better, more focused materials. However, there is a danger inherent in this process and that in trying to promote a particular agency, other people involved in the wider work can be sidelined (intentionally or unintentionally).’ Eddie Arthur shares three of them.

Warren Wiersbe (1929-2019)

Warren Wiersbe died this past Thursday. Justin Taylor writes about him.

From the archive: Some good things about visiting another church

‘This is not an article advocating moving around different churches because you feel they each meet your various felt needs. This is an article for those who belong to one local church, who love it and (rightly) meet with it regularly but who find themselves periodically in attendance at another fellowship. This may be because you want to worship somewhere whilst on holiday, you are invited to serve another church by preaching for them or – as in our case tomorrow – there is a special reason for you to be there such as a baptism of a family member. Though we may want to be back home in our own church with our church family, here are some benefits (in no particular order) to those times we have occasion to be elsewhere.’