Links of the Week

  1. Tim Stevens on Sometimes it is better if the pastor stays home
  2. An open letter to the writer of children’s curriculums. I totally agree with J.D.’s sentiments.
  3. 7 thoughts for next generation leaders.
  4. Elliott Grudem on Why arrogance has no place in reformed theology. Really appreciate this and the spirit of this in Acts 29. This doctrine should bring humility and brokenness not arrogance.
  5. Paul Tripp on The danger of self-defense.
  6. Wendy Alsup on Confessions of a conflicted complementarian.
  7. What churches can learn from Southwest Airlines.
  8. Trevin Wax on Radical sacrifice.

Links of the Week

  1. Acts 29 on 10 things that keep churches from being on mission.
  2. Jonathan Dodson on How to NOT be missional. Great thoughts, there is so much confusion over what being missional means and doesn’t mean.
  3. Tim Challies helpful review of Brian McLaren’s new book and Kevin DeYoung’s even more helpful review. I definitely recommend you read thess reviews before buying Brian’s new book (Challies is the shorter of the two, but both are worth the read if you are thinking about buying the book).
  4. J.D. Greear on People are the mission.
  5. What pastors can learn from Steve Jobs. This is something everyone who teaches, preaches or communicates needs to read. Wow.
  6. Craig Groeschel on how to know if your messages are too deep, too shallow, too creative and too long.
  7. Elliott Grudem on Why bother with lent.