Tuesday is for Counseling: A Great New Book
On Thursday, I will post an interview with Matt Mitchell, a fellow EFCA pastor from the great state of Pennsylvania. I’m not sure where Matt and I crossed paths but I have appreciated his ministry for some time.
His blog, Matt-Mitchell.blogspot.com, is filled with pastoral insight and counsel that is wise, biblically sturdy and sensitive to the the hard realities of life. Plus, he loves C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, the Eagles, and reformed theology—I mean, what’s not to like with a guy with that collection of loves?
One of the greatest enemies of love and destroyers of unity in the body of Christ is gossip. Matt has just published a book called RESISTING GOSSIP and it is one of the books I think I will find myself recommending often this next year.
Just three weeks ago, at the annual meeting of Trinity Church, I announced that this issue of taking dead aim on gossip was going to be a major thrust of my preaching this year as we seek to become a church marked by
- 1) Extraordinary Love,
- 2) Extraordinary Faithfulness to God’s Word,
- 3) Extraordinary Commitment to Prayer and
- 4) Extraordinary Local Focus on reaching our neighbors.
I hope that you will “tune in” on Thursday for the interview and perhaps throw some questions at Matt on his new book.