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. Jonathan Parnell on Figuring out what is God’s will for my life?
  2. Why team alignment is so important.
  3. Todd Rhodes on What churches can learn from Google killing Google reader. Lots of insights, I’m sad as I love google reader, but a great leadership move.
  4. If you read this blog through Google Reader, you’ll want to update to Feedly, now that Google Reader is shutting down.
  5. 5 insights behind North Point’s success.
  6. Ed Stetzer on Whether or not the church needs to “get with the times.”
  7. 3 practical ways to increase giving at your church.

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Links I Like

  1. The deep limitations of digital church
  2. J.D. Greear on Homosexuality and the gospel part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4
  3. Are Mormons Christians?
  4. Justin Buzzard on That idol that you love, it doesn’t love you back.
  5. A biblical view of success.
  6. Ryan Huguley on 7 ways to prepare for worship
  7. 3 reasons you need to attend the Planet Rev parent meeting tonight if you are a parent at Revolution Church
  8. Scott Thomas on The pastor’s wife is simply a wife

Links of the Week

  1. 6 keys to developing an awesome family.
  2. Scott Thomas on 30 reasons why a leader needs a coach.
  3. Joe Thorn on How he uses the ESV journaling bible.
  4. 7 ways Satan tries to destroy your church. This is so true.
  5. Andy Stanley on Your Leadership Position is from God, Hold it Loosely.
  6. Tim Keller on Preaching in a secular culture.
  7. Huffington Post on The battle of porn addiction among clergy.

Links of the Week

  1. Introverts in the church. I haven’t read this book yet, but as an introvert, I’m grateful people are talking about this.
  2. 7 negative effects of porn.
  3. Scott Thomas on What pastors can learn from the Penn State scandal.
  4. Is there a megachurch bubble?
  5. Mike Breen on what the American church will look like in 10 years.
  6. Gospel Coalition on importan female voices in the church.
  7. Andy Stanley on Creating a come and see culture.

Links of the Week

  1. I’m a horrible spiritual leader. This is helpful and encouraging for every man out there striving to be a spiritual leader at church and in the home.
  2. Leadership lessons from the penn state case.
  3. Scott Thomas on Handling angry people.
  4. Jenni Catron on Do You Want to Be Popular or Do You Want to Be a Leader?
  5. Five leadership lessons from Steve Jobs.
  6. Perry Noble on How to know you are nearing a meltdown.
  7. Will Mancini on Removing the invisible walls on your leadership team.
  8. Mark Driscoll on 16 keys to preaching a sermon. This is a must read for any communicator.
  9. Joe Posnanski on The end of Paterno. What is happening at Penn State is horrible, but as a PA native, it is hard to imagine PSU without Paterno. This is a good article on the whole ordeal.

Links of the Week

  1. Great summary and picture essay from Mark Driscoll regarding his time at Catalyst.
  2. Jenni Catron on Warning signs in leadership.
  3. Top 15 Steve Jobs quotes.
  4. Bill Hybels on 4 best practices for pastors.
  5. Timely words from Mark Driscoll on Hitting the wall as a leader.
  6. Mormonism, Cults and Christianity.
  7. The miracle of the Acts 29 church planting network. So blessed that Revolution is a part of Acts 29.
  8. Russell Moore on Why you shouldn’t adopt.
  9. Mormonism 101.
  10. Good suggestions to encourage your shepherd: Top Ten Gifts to Give Your Pastor.

Am I Healthy?

Last week, Katie and I got to spend the week with the other Acts 29 pastor’s and their wives. It was awesome being together with over 500 leaders, talking life, ministry, leadership. Laughing, worshiping together and hearing some great preaching from Mark Driscoll, Sam Storms, James MacDonald, Matt Chandler and Jeff Vanderstelt. It was also amazing to be away without our kids, to take long walks, sleep in til 9am (crazy now). The theme of the week was “Am I Healthy?” and was a great look at the health of leaders. Really thought provoking.

Anyway, someone made a video of the week that you can see below. The song playing was the highlight of the worship time. Can’t wait til we roll that out at Revolution.

Links of the Week

  1. Luke Simmons on the Sermon starts in the parking lot. Great reminder on how everything we do as Christians and a church matters.
  2. How do you overcome the “morning after preaching hangover.” Helpful for pastors.
  3. Dustin Neeley on Using an iPad in ministry:  Should I use my laptop or iPad? and How I use my iPad in ministry.
  4. Bob Franquiz on The power of one good idea.
  5. Dave Bruskas on How to preach on hell.
  6. 5 ways to make sure your kids hate church.
  7. Ron Edmondson on 10 myths people have about the church.
  8. Teenagers and sexting.
  9. A theological conversation worth having.
  10. Perry Noble on How to stay passionate.
  11. Scott Thomas on the 4 phases of raising boys.
  12. Dave Bruskas on Parenting daughters.

Links of the Week

  1. John Piper on TULIP. Many people have an opinion about the 5 points of Calvinism, what they mean and how that affects how you live. Piper explains them really well in this series.
  2. Will Mancini on 11 trends for churches in 2011. I always read what Will has to say on church and leadership, this list is no different.
  3. A missional way for the pro-life passion.
  4. Michael Wallenmeyer on Missional (and simple) church is unattractive to cultural Christians. We see this a lot of Revolution because of our goal of being simple and missional.
  5. Tony Morgan on 11 questions every church leader needs to ask. Some good stuff here, a gold mine of questions.
  6. Justin Holcomb on What the Bible says about sexual assault. He recently wrote a great book Rid of my Disgrace: Hope & Healing for Victims of Sexual Assault.
  7. Mary Kassian on the Church in a post-Feminist Era.
  8. Scott Thomas on Parenting Sons.
  9. Dave Bruskas on Parenting daughters.
  10. Mark Driscoll put out a free ebook on Genesis. How to read it, talk about it with kids. Looks great. It looks especially helpful for our next series at Revolution.
  11. 10 characteristics of a missional church.
  12. Jeff Vanderstelt on Leading your people on mission.
  13. Tullian Tchividjian on Gospel gold.

Links of the Week

  1. Tim Chester on How the church is the best example of the gospel. Great video and huge implications for churches and communities on mission. 
  2. Greg Atkinson on What is your vision for 2011? Too many leaders have no idea what their vision is for their church. Do you know?
  3. People want to change. This is a great open door for the gospel.
  4. Ron Edmondson on What happens if leaders are too controlling of other leaders.
  5. Do pro-lifers care about life after birth? This is definitely a challenging question and one that pushed Katie and I to adopt.
  6. Generosity (and stinginess) are contagious.
  7. Generous Justice. This is a must-buy book.
  8. Jim Tomberlin on What multi-site churches and church planting will look like in the next decade. So excited to play some of these things out at Revolution in the next decade.
  9. Duane Smets on Purging the Pugnacious Planter.
  10. Daniel Pink on Becoming a motivational leader. Great insights in this talk, definitely worth watching.