Links of the Week (5/28/16)

Each Saturday we point you to the best content we have encountered on the internet during the week.

Links of the Week

Links of the Week

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Multi-Site Church Video Screen Utterly Fails At Pastoral Counseling – by The Babylon Bee

INDIANAPOLIS, IN—A couple at Riverview Church North has complained about the unresponsiveness of their multi-site church’s video screen for their need for pastoral counseling, according to sources.

Why the Gospel Needs Generous Creativity – by Ken Wytsma

I live in the Northwest. It’s known for coffee and microbreweries, for political independence and for keeping some of its cities (think Portland) “weird.” It has been described as one of the most unchurched regions in America.

Do Biological Facts No Longer Matter? – by Nancy Pearcey

The pushback has been swift and strong against Target’s unsafe bathroom policy, along with the Obama administration’s demand that all public schools adopt pro-transgender policies for showers and locker rooms. But for long-term success against these impositions, the response must also be strategic.

How to Make The Sermon Stick Past Sunday – by C.E. Stowers

Leading a church in Chicago, Illinois is tough.

It’s even tougher during our brutal winters. So what does a pastor to do when the temperature dips below zero, and the wind chill factor dips to double digits? Cancel service? Oh no! We’re the City of Broad Shoulders, and we don’t dare cancel services due to inclement weather.

How to Preach One Big Idea Without Forcing It – by Brandon Hilgemann

I really enjoyed your book (just finished it). I left a review for you on Amazon. One quick question: I struggle with how to implement the one idea in my sermon over and over again in the same sermon without it coming across awkward. Any thoughts? Maybe you could share on an upcoming blog post. Take care and may God bless you and your ministry!

3 Ways to Give Application in Your Sermons – by Lane Sebring

One of your jobs as a preacher is to teach your listeners how to live out the truths you preach from Scripture. If your goal is simply to educate or inform your audience so they can be more knowledgeable, then stop preaching. Preaching, of necessity, requires application. We’re preaching for life-change. We’re preaching to make the written word become the living word in people’s daily lives.

10 Misperceptions About Young Pastors – by Chuck Lawless

Because of my love of young pastors, I’ve interviewed and surveyed some of them to learn what they believe are misperceptions of their generation. Here are the primary findings:

Rookie Preacher Articles

Preachers Should Consider a Chromebook – by Joe Hoagland

11 Characteristics of a Future Leader Who Will Lead Well – by Brandon Kelley

*We also had a couple articles featured on SermonCentral this week.*

3 Positive Ways to Respond to Negative Criticism – by Joe Hoagland

3 Warning Signs That Leaders Are Not On Board – by Brandon Kelley

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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11 Characteristics of a Future Leader Who Will Lead Well

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