Saturday Shout-Outs: 14 Years, Newtown, & Ministry Links

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  • Saturday Shout-Outs is my weekly “bulletin board” of things I have read or noticed over the course of the week.

    Thanks for reading my blog this week. You can sign under the picture to the left to receive email updates of future posts.

    Thanks for the well wishes to Crystal and I, as we celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary this week.

    A big shout-out to the staff, leaders, and volunteers of the Shiloh Church for your service during the Clark Sisters concert this weekend.

    Thanks for reading, commenting on, and sharing my post: “On Being a Guest Preacher” 

    Shout-out to Michael Duduit and his team at Preaching for posting my article: “On Sermon Introductions.”

    We are praying for the victims of the Connecticut massacre. The tragic loss of life, including young children, is heartbreaking. We grieve with the Newtown community. We trust in God.

    Scotty Smith: A Prayer in Response to the Newtown, CT Tragedy

    John Piper: How does Jesus come to Newtown?

    Ron Edmondson: 7 Ways to Help Children Cope with FEAR

    Thom Rainer: Eight Negative Reasons Pastors Leave a Church

    Ben Reed: 11 Encouragements Young Pastors Need to Hear

    Douglas Wilson: Why a virgin birth?

    Puff or pass: Should Christians smoke pot or not?

    Daily faith – an iTunes app featuring daily devotionals from Charles Spurgeon’s “Faith’s Checkbook” – is free until the end of December.

    Pastors of the 100 fastest growing churches share on vision and alignment: What I Wish Someone Had Told Me.

    Watch this: “The Book of Acts in 3 Minutes.”

    The greatest thing is to be found at one’s post as a child of God, living each day as though it were out last, but planning as though our world might last a hundred years. – C.S. Lewis

    Do you have any shout-outs? Have you read anything this week worth sharing? Join the conversation in the comments section. 


    H.B. Charles Jr.

    Pastor-Teacher at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville and Orange Park, Florida.