five on Friday

“Jesus’s resurrection is the beginning of God’s new project not to snatch people away from earth to heaven but to colonize earth with the life of heaven. That, after all, is what the Lord’s Prayer is about.”
N.T. Wright, Surprised by Hope

1 Ten joy stealers in pastoral ministry. Indeed. 
2 The church of TED. Yes because…..
3 Seven habits of pastors that matter for the kingdom. So helpful. 
4 When we’re feeling prayerless, what Piper sugguests we do.
5 Ministry diagnostics and some insight from Nancy Ortberg