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Gospel Eldership: Equipping a New Generation of Servant Leaders | Bob Thune | $14.99
Church Elders: How to Shepherd God’s People Like Jesus (9marks: Building Healthy Churches) | Jeramie Rinne | $13.38
Authority and Its Abuse | 9Marks
Shai Linne: Abusive authority… [is] devastating for a workplace, devastating for a family, devastating for an entire community of people. The greater the degree of authority, the greater the pain inflicted when it is abused.
As a Pastor, Did You Use Church Growth Strategies? | Ask Pastor John
John Piper: I tried to communicate to our people continually that, in view of the glory of Christ, his purpose is to be magnified in the world through believing people, the vast lostness of millions and millions of people near and far, the horrors of hell, the beauties and the power of the gospel, the nature of love, the truth that it is more blessed to give than to receive.
Happy Daddy, Happy Home | Desiring God
David Mathis: The father is the fountain of the family’s joy. Where Daddy is winsomely happy — and happy enough to make the sacrifices necessary for the good of others — a happy family will follow in his wake.
Are Reader’s Bibles (Finally) Here to Stay | Bible Design Blog
J. Mark Bertrand: My wish is that, with the 6-Volume Reader’s Bible and Bibliotheca and (hopefully) other sets cut from the same cloth, this kind of edition will leave the realm of antiquarian curiosities and come to represent a sustainable segment in the Bible market.
Jared Wilson: We definitely should think of how our votes (or non-votes) affect our neighbors. As Christians, we ought to think how our postures toward politics and the electoral process demonstrate love for our neighbor.
Caring For Your Pastor’s Children | Timothy Paul Jones
Timothy Paul Jones: Having seen the life of a pastor’s children from both sides, I can tell you that churches possess the power either to encourage the pastor’s children in the faith or to embitter them. So what can a congregation do to encourage the pastor’s children?
Russell Moore Can’t Support Either Candidate | NY Times
Great interview with Russell Moore.