Links I Like

Links I Like is a collection of blogs, articles and books I’ve come across recently and thought they were worth sharing. Click here for past Links I Like.

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  1. What your church can learn from Joel Osteen and his church. While I disagree with much of Osteen’s theology, this article is a great read for pastors and what they can learn from him.
  2. Brian Croft on How a pastors should schedule his week.
  3. How to help your child read with discernment.
  4. Bob Franquiz on The challenges of an introverted pastor. Definitely have applied these in my ministry.
  5. How do Tim Keller, John Piper, Mark Driscoll & Alistair Begg prepare a sermon.
  6. Rich Birch on 5 time wasters for pastors.
  7. What to learn from a church spy. Pastors need to read this.
  8. Doug Wilson on A childish life. Great look at the growing desire of what Time Magazine calls “The Childfree life.”
  9. What the teen choice awards tell us about youth culture. If you don’t read Walt’s blog and you are a parent or a pastor, shame on you.
  10. Sam Storms on Why God doesn’t save everyone.
  11. When you pray with your children, you are teaching them how to pray.

Links I Like

Links I Like is a collection of blogs, articles and books I’ve come across recently and thought they were worth sharing. Click here for past Links I Like.

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  1. Anthony Bradley on Millennials leaving the church.
  2. Brian Howard on How to build the perfect church staff.
  3. Rick Warren’s first sermon since his son’s suicide.
  4. Steven Furtick on Fences bring freedom.

How to write a worship song:

Links of the Week

  1. Al Mohler on A massive shift coming in what it means to be a Christian. I am always stunned when Christians stop believing in a part of the Bible they don’t like.
  2. C.J. Mahaney on leadership and criticism. The best stuff I’ve seen on criticism. His post on how to criticize a pastor is helpful for any church member.
  3. Justin Holcomb on Defending and proving the resurrection of Jesus.
  4. Bryan Chapell on Preaching the power of grace.
  5. E.M. Bounds on What makes great preaching.
  6. Parents, don’t dress your daughters like tramps. Sad that CNN has to say this, but Christian parents and the church needs to step up to the plate and teach modesty and character among young girls.
  7. Church planter or pastor, does your wife share your calling to ministry? If not, don’t do it or get out of it.
  8. Ed Marcelle on Restoration and relationship in marriage.

Links of the Week

  1. Steven Furtick on Anxiety. This is right on and this is something way too many of us deal with and as followers of Jesus, we shouldn’t.
  2. Jason Poling on Jon & Kate Plus 9 Million. Great look at marriage and how to work through things and why this show is not helping in this area.
  3. The church needs to get angry. What things should the church be angry about? Not just protesting, but angry about?
  4. John Piper on Whether or not to twitter during a worship service. I have to admit, that even as a tweeter, his points make sense. Especially not tweeting while having sex (has someone tried this?), truer words have never been spoken.
  5. Time Magazine on Tweeting during church. This is the flipside of Piper’s argument.

Links of the Week

  1. Self – promotion alert:  If you haven’t given me input for my upcoming conference talk, please do so, I’d love to hear your thoughts
  2. Future of church websites
  3. Latest Barna research:  How many have a biblical worldview?
  4. Craig Groeschel on Failing selectively
  5. Time Magazine’s 10 ideas changing the world right now:  New Calvinism
  6. C.J. Mahaney on Scheduling the unexpected