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. Ed Stetzer on Has Dr. King’s dream come true?
  2. Mark Driscoll on It’s all about the numbers. Really well said.
  3. 6 subtle signs your organization has silos.
  4. Jay Dennis on Pornography and pastors.
  5. 10 questions to ask about your work/life balance.
  6. Perry Noble on The one thing that holds leaders back.
  7. Seeing God in your work.
  8. John Stott on How to preach with authority.
  9. 10 football books leaders should read.
  10. Dave Bruskas on How to rest in ministry.
  11. Donald Miller on People aren’t following you because you aren’t clear.
  12. What Matt Chandler wished he knew when he started ministry. This series is gold for pastors and those entering ministry.

Links of the Week

  1. 11 things every church can learn from a megachurch.
  2. Jonathan Dodson on Is Jesus the only way to God? Part 1, and Part 2.
  3. Are you protecting yourself online? Many people aren’t so here are some helpful things to protect yourself, especially on facebook and twitter.
  4. How to honor your wife. So many good things here for men to do.

Links of the Week

  1. Perry Noble on A movement of God can’t be planned but it must be prepared for. So true. As one of my mentors says, “God sends people to the churches who are ready for them.”
  2. Ed Stetzer on Outreach magazines top 100 largest churches.
  3. Matthew Paul Turner on Whether or not churches offer the same thing as the porn industry. Really interesting look at how anonymity fits into porn addictions.
  4. Kevin DeYoung on The danger of ending every sermon with an application. This is hard to not do, but sometimes a passage just needs to be preached and the pastor needs to say, “Take it or leave it, but there you go, that is what the Bible says.”
  5. Craig Groeschel on Developing a leadership culture. This is hard and does not happen by accident in any church, but it is so important.
  6. Brad Lomenick on 5 key things I learned in my 20’s. This is great advice if you are in your 20’s or 40’s, never too late to put this advice to work.
  7. Katie Reich nailed this post on expectations for spouses. Too many singles have no idea what they are looking for and too many married couples have no idea what they want. They know they aren’t happy but don’t know why. Maybe we need to have clearer expectations in relationships.