reading and listening

Good morning, I thought some may be interested in what I read and listen to. Now, this is not about what I am reading for sermon research; no, these are books and blogs that I try to read because I enjoy them and these readings aid me in continuing my education.

The following blog is written by Dr. Ben Witherington III. Dr. Witherington is a professor at Asbury Theological Seminary. He is quite extensively published having written commentaries on every New Testament book. Dr. Witherington writes book reviews as well as many other informative articles on his blog. You may also enjoy his blog.

I also read a blog written by Rev. Dr. Charles Swindoll to pastors:

Many times I will go to oneplace to listen to sermons. I particularly enjoy listening to Swindoll’s Insight for Living, MacArthur’s Grace to You, and James MacDonald’s Walk in the Word. Living on the Edge by Chip Ingram is also very good.

Books specifically: Right now, I am reading several books at the same time. I really hope to finish these some day, hopefully soon.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Discipleship : This is a classic and I just began reading it. I am greatly enjoying this treasured book.

I am slowly working through President Clinton’s autobiography.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon was one of the greatest preachers of all time. In the 1800’s he was one of the first mega church pastors of all time. He started a Christian school and would lecture to students on Fridays. Some, if not all, of his lectures are recorded in Lectures to My Students. I am slowly reading through this work.

Heaven by Randy Alcorn: This is book written all about Heaven. It is a wonderful book. It is about 500 pages long and very informative about our eternal home.

I am slowly trying to read the Pseudepigrapha. These are Old Testament extra Biblical writings in two volumes.

I am also reading a few books about church growth and Christian witness: one is called Outflow. There are various other books and articles that I try to read.

I also read a few chapters of the Bible many days of the week and various devotionals.

I don’t post this to arrogantly write about things I am reading. Not at all. It is important that I am reading as a pastor and that I am always gathering information on church ministry and Biblical texts. I have posted links as some of these you may enjoy checking out. In the future, I will write book reviews on this blog. Have a blessed week!


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