Here’s a list of some of the best things I’ve read this week!
Great Links and Articles
4 Measurements Leaders Need to Weigh, Not Count, by Scott Cochrane
5 Sure-fire Ways to Motivate Your Son to Use Pornography, by Rick Thomas
FREE PDF: The Science of Blogging – How to Build a Tribe and Get Over 1,000 Visitors a Day, by Paul Sohn
The Most Important Church Trends of 2015 and What to Do About It, by Will Mancini
3 Ways to Press Through Unanswered Prayer, by Lysa Terkeurst
10 Facts About America’s Churchless, by the Barna Group
Grace Alone for Living Alone, by Scott Attebery
10 Ways to Make a Big Impact On a Small Budget, by James P. Long
5 Socially Acceptable Ways Church Leaders Self-Medicate, by Carey Nieuwhof
Listen to Tomorrow, by Dan Kimball
A Checklist for Intentional Living in 2015, from BE:KIDS
The Spiritual Openness of the Younger Unchurched, by Ed Stetzer
4 Things Successful Leaders Keep Doing, by Dan Black
5 Ways to Respond When Life Throws You a Curveball, by Charles Stone
6 Steps Toward a Courageous Organization, by Brad Lomenick
Looking Ahead to 2015, by Adam Legg via Church Marketing Sucks
Hurt People Hurt People, by Derwin Gray
The Top 30 Blogs Christian Leaders Need to Read in 2015, by Brian K. Dodd
The Top 10 Leadership Posts I Read the Week of December 29, by Brian K. Dodd
How to Create Facebook Video Ads, by Rocco Alberto Baldassarre
4 Ways to Read More Books in 2015, by Jon Acuff
A Plan for Blessing the Whole World, by Rick Warren
Clarifying Your Life Vision, by Cary Schmidt
Church Growth Begins With the First Impression, by Steve Caton
When We Grow Passionate In Prayer, by Jonathan Parnell
36 Tools and Tips for Social Media Marketers, by Michael Stelzner
How We Did Christmas Eve In a Movie Theater, by Carrie Evans
Phillip Yancey on Christianity’s Negative Stereotypes, by Eddie Kaufholz via Relevant Magazine
Newsweek On the Bible – So Misrepresented It’s a Sin, by Albert Mohler
How to Know if a Dream or Desire Is Really from God, by Holley Gerth
Criticism of those those winning others to Christ is no virtue. Pragmatism in keeping others from hell is no vice! – Rick Warren
— Josh Hanson (@joshbhanson) December 31, 2014
— Innovate4Jesus (@innovate4jesus) December 31, 2014
I wish to give a testimony, Jesus is Emmanuel and I'm confident, why? He is with me this morning! I praise Jesus this Christmas morn!
— Johnny Hunt (@johnnymhunt) December 25, 2014
The Christmas story is simple: We sinned, He redeems; we failed, He succeeds; and so we live, even though we die.
— Lee Strobel (@LeeStrobel) December 25, 2014
The great thing about God is if you throw in the towel He always hands you another one.~Matthew Barnett
— Cora Dugan (@coradugan) January 3, 2015
A community that takes hospitality seriously is never safe. It is the work of drawing close to another despite our fears and vulnerability.
— Fred Liggin IV (@Liggin) January 2, 2015
Unto us a child is born. The good news of the gospel is the “us” includes messes like us.
— Sammy Rhodes (@sammyrhodes) December 24, 2014
The fact that JESUS came to this world, should compel us all to want to go into all of this world & fulfill the Commission that he gave us!
— Christine Caine (@ChristineCaine) December 22, 2014
"The fact of our salvation being not something, but Someone, produces quietness of spirit and an unshakable confidence."
— Herbert Lockyer (@HerbertLockyer) January 2, 2015
When we wake up each morning in 2015, may we do so with full assurance that the Lord is going to take care of us that day and every day.
— Pastor Jim Cymbala (@jimcymbala) January 2, 2015
A soldier's welcome pic.twitter.com/o8bbO5Ovsq
— Darth Vader (@DepressedDarth) January 3, 2015