Links of the Week (12/9/17)

Each Saturday we point you to the best preaching, leadership, and ministry content we have encountered on the internet during the week.

Links of the Week

Links of the Week

Black Harry, One of the Greatest Preachers Ever Forgotten – by Courtlandt Perkins
“Harry Hoosier, or Black Harry as he preferred, is one of the greatest preachers ever forgotten.”

What Expository Preaching Is Not – by H.B. Charles
“Expository preaching explains what the text means by what it says, seeking to exhort the hearers to trust and obey the God-intended message of the text. It is preaching in which the point of the message is rooted in, aligns with, and flows from the primary meaning of the sermon text.”

Thoughts on the Restoration of Fallen Pastors – by Jared C. Wilson
“When a pastor has disqualified himself from his ministry, is he disqualified from ministry altogether? If so, for how long? Forever? Can he ever be restored? If so, how soon?”

My Favorite Books of 2017 – by Russell Moore
“Each December I post for you my favorite reads of the past year. This is not a “working list,” so I try as best I can to avoid theological or “ministry” books (though this year there were a few unavoidable exceptions). I don’t claim that these are necessarily the “best” books of the year, just that they are books that I both enjoyed and that made me think.”

10 Last-Minute Christmas Planning Ideas – by Bryan Haley
“With everything you have going on, I thought I would give ten quick ideas (along with helpful resources) to help you maximize your last-minute Christmas planning:”

Four Considerations for Baby Boomer Pastors – by Thom Rainer
“Our ages range from 54 to 72. We are in our fourth quarter. How do we end well, especially if we are in vocational ministry? Allow me to make four suggestions.”

10 Favorite Reads of 2017 – by Trevin Wax
“Books are companions during specific seasons of life. As I look back over the past decade of top 10 “favorite reads,” I can see myself in particular locations reading these books: the hospital room, the bus, on the living room couch, in my home library, by the nightstand, or on a plane. The books link up with particular moments in life also.”

10 Warnings for Those Who Seek to be Senior Leaders – by Ron Edmondson
“I have a few warnings for those who want to be a senior leader.

I should probably first say, should you choose to do so, I’ll be one of your cheerleaders. I’ve been in a senior leadership position most of my career.”

Our Pastoral Residency Program Reading List – by Jared C. Wilson
“Liberty Baptist Church recently launched our Pastoral Training Center, an 18-month residency program for men training for ministry. Currently 13 guys are working through the program, most of them students at Midwestern. These guys are getting a variety of degrees — BA, MDiv, MTS, PhD.”

Rookie Preacher Articles

How to Build a Team from Scratch – by Joe Hoagland

The Sunday Morning Pre-Preaching Routine – by Brandon Kelley

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Written by Brandon Kelley

Brandon Kelley is the co-founder of Rookie Preacher and the author of Preaching Sticky Sermons and Crucified to Life. He serves as the Lead Pastor of First Church of Christ in Bluffton, IN. He also writes at You can follow him @BrandonKelley_. Watch his sermons here.


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