five on Friday

“We must remember that the key to Christian obedience is not non-conformity but conformity…Paul elsewhere and in Romans 12 is more interested in helping us faithfully discern what it means not to be different from the world, but to be like Christ.” John Howard Yoder.

1 Managing the charismatic-missional tension. Brilliantly painted here.
2 Assurance is vital, but arrogance is a really ugly trait. Here’s a great read on holding wisely in ministry.
3 What effective pastors do with their time. And yes it involves real people outside of the ‘bubble!’
4 Alain Emerson’s powerful testimony of suffering and loss. And God being in and through it all…..
5 Ten mistakes novice preachers make. Its a great reminder however young or old in this we are. 

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