Category Archives: Uncategorized

  1. It’s really hard to pull off being a member of the church while you’re also a pastor, isn’t it?

    2

    23/04/2018 by Chris Green

    pastor as member

    Yet another high profile ministry crashed, leaving a trail of spiritual wreckage and a plume of non-Christian cynicism.  And the lesson again is the deadly nature of being a lone pastor, an unaccountable pastor, a too-senior-to be-talked to-seriously pastor.

  2. Why you should invest in (just one) day’s focussed reading

    Leave a comment

    04/04/2018 by Chris Green

    Reading, books, giving

    There are occasions where you need to know a lot, and maybe be exhaustive.  But that habit can hurt us badly when it comes to other, more practical, areas.

  3. Old New Year’s Resolutions

    Leave a comment

    22/03/2018 by Chris Green

    It’s time to revisit your New Year’s resolution to read a major theologian this year

  4. Feedback on feedback – is there a way to get better at getting better?

    2

    05/02/2018 by Chris Green

    If we become more attentive to our decisions to act and to the feedback, we can improve more carefully.

  5. How come a dazzling gospel produces such predictable preaching?

    5

    30/01/2018 by Chris Green

    Artists and musicians produce dazzling and original works from a limited source. We have a dazzling gospel – so how come it produces such predictable preaching?

  6. Pro tip for preachers – what to do when you have a ‘frog-in-the-throat’

    9

    06/10/2017 by Chris Green

    The Prime Minister’s ‘frog-in-the-throat’ moment will be something that any preacher will know.  It feels as though your entire speaking system has gone on lockdown. So what to do?

  7. ‘Philistine!’ Why I’m with Kevin de Young, and don’t watch Game of Thrones.

    1

    25/09/2017 by Chris Green

    It is becoming harder for TV programmes to shock enough to get ratings, and that’s only partly because they up against an unrated internet.  It’s also because as a culture (and Evangelical sub-culture) we have become much, much harder to shock.  

From Now On: first steps for new Christians

Launch dayJune 1st, 2018
10 days to go.

New resource

Pastors are busy, and leading a church is a demanding task.  That’s why I wrote this e-bookchecklist: The Pastor’s Checkup – The Top 10 Questions every pastor needs to answer (and helpful stuff if you can’t)

There’s only way to get it is by subscribing to my  (occasional) email newsletter here.

Topics

God, Suffering and Joy

A conversation between me (with cancer) and Michael (with Multiple Sclerosis)

Legal stuff

This blog does not share personal information with third parties nor do I store any information about your visit to this blog other than to analyse and optimise your content and reading experience. I am not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without my permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice.

I welcome your participation on the Ministrynutsandbolts site, and invite you to share ideas elsewhere on what you learn and read here. At the same time, I ask that you respect my intellectual property rights in the process.

You are welcome to link to my site or any specific post on my site, extract and re-post less than 200 words on any other site, provided you link back to my original post, or print my posts in any non-commercial publication (e.g., company newsletter, class syllabus, church newsletter, etc.), provided you include this copyright notice: “© 2017 Chris Green. All rights reserved. Originally published at www.ministrynutsandbolts.com.”

Please do not do the following without written consent: Re-post one of my posts in its entirety anywhere else on the Internet, use this content for commercial purposes, including selling or licensing printed or digital versions of my content, or alter, transform, or build upon this work.

If you have some use for my content that is not covered here, please contact me. If you would like me to do a guest post on your blog, email me at ministrynutsandbolts@gmail.com

Copyright does not apply to the titles of books, but transparency means I should own that the title of the blog is taken from the excellent ‘Ministry Nuts and Bolts: What They Don’t Teach Pastors in Seminary ‘ by Aubrey Malphurs (Kregel: 2nd edn. 2009)

© 2018 Chris Green