Links of the Week

  1. Chuck Swindoll on The most important thing.
  2. Charles Stone on 5 non-negotiable decisions every leader must make.
  3. 25 ways to be missional in your neighborhood.
  4. Mike Breen on How culture has corrupted the American church.
  5. Jonathan Dodson on Is Pluralism more tolerant than Christianity?
  6. Motherhood is application.
  7. Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO.
  8. Jared Wilson & Tony Merida on Preaching Today.
  9. One of the main reasons students leave church after high school is their faith reflects the faith they’ve seen growing up.
  10. Bill Hybels on Preparation matters.
  11. 6 trends in church staffing.
  12. Carl Trueman on Teaching your kids the trinity.
  13. Scott Williams on Most leadership stress is self induced.

Links of the Week

  1. Stop hatin’ on other pastors & ministries. This is right on (for the most part). The only discrepency I have with Scott is when a pastor is leading people into heresy. You need to call that out, you don’t need to hate on them, but you do need to address it.  
  2. Pastors are bible guys. I am loving this series by Acts 29 on what a pastor/elder is. Pastors have to be bible guys, men need to be bible guys.
  3. Sam Rainer on church staffing in 2020. This is interesting, no idea if it will come true, but I definitely think some of it will happen.
  4. In America’s, Christian faith, a surprising comeback of rock-ribbed Calvinism is challenging the Jesus-is-your-buddy gospel of modern evangelism.
  5. The gospel and marriage.
  6. Donald Miller on 10 reasons pastors are important.