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The Link: Renewal for Tired Pastors, Longing for Justice, Character Formation & More

By April 24, 2021Culture4 min read

“The George Floyd Trial and the Longing for Justice”Russell Moore
“A jury in Minneapolis handed down the verdict the entire country has awaited for almost a year: that police officer Derek Chauvin is guilty of the murder of George Floyd. This conviction comes at the end of a year of memorials and protests and marches, not just all over the country but all over the world. This also is a day for all of us who belong to Jesus Christ to reflect on the meaning of it all.”

“When Martyn Lloyd-Jones Confronted a Pastor Who Loved Controversy and Denunciation”The Gospel Coalition
“Iain Murray recounts a meeting between pastors T. T. Shields (1873–1955) of Toronto and Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899–1981) of London, in a story that will sound very relevant to our current discourse.”

“Don’t Create False Villains To Serve a Greater Good”The Dispatch
“The available evidence indicates a Columbus police officer acted with remarkable professionalism and poise.”

“The Amazing Life of Richard Allen”The Gospel Coalition
“What if I told you there was a man during the American Revolutionary era who was born into slavery, trusted in Christ as a teenager, converted his master, purchased his freedom, rode the circuit as a preacher with famous Methodist preacher Francis Asbury, served as a chimney sweep (perhaps even for George Washington!), survived yellow fever, walked out of his church in protest of segregation, founded the black church, and then bought back his own church building years later? That man is Richard Allen.”

“Ray Ortlund on Renewal for Tired Pastors”The Gospel Coalition
“Ray Ortlund led a breakout session at The Gospel Coalition’s 2019 National Conference in Indianapolis titled “Pastor, You and Your Church Can Get Healthy Again.” Framing the conversation in light of Paul’s affirmation of the Colossian church (Col. 2:5).”

“Character Formation and Biblical Interpretation” The Expositors Collective
“Andreas Köstenberger speaks with Mike Neglia on a broad range of topics related to personal formation and Bible study and proclamation.”

“The Need for Illustrations in Preaching” Ligonier Ministries
“We do not put our trust in techniques. Nevertheless, Martin Luther did not despise the teaching of certain principles of communication that he thought were important. There are things preachers can learn regarding how to construct and deliver a sermon, and how to communicate information effectively from the pulpit.”

“An Honest and Raw Conversation with Francis Chan”Preston Sprinkle
“In this conversation, we talk about his remarkable encounter with Benny Hinn, his recent thoughts on church unity, how he’s revisited his beliefs about the Eucharist, and we reflect on the pros and cons of being educated at The Master’s College (now University) and Seminary. Francis Chan is a pastor, writer, speaker, missionary, and evangelist. Most of all–he’s a Christian who loves to spend time with. Francis has written many books, including Crazy Love, Erasing Hell, and the recently released Until Unity.”

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