Friday’s List | August 18

fridays-listEvery Friday I post a short list of the things I’m reading, listening to, loving and wrestling with:

Here’s what I’m reading right now:

7 THINGS TO ASK WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN by Michael Hyatt. I love questions and this post is packed with great questions.

3 Easy Ways To Know The Quality Of Your Leadership by Carey Nieuwhof. Some great insights here.

4 Regular Habits Of Relational Leaders by Jeremiah Ravindranath on Vanderbloemen.com. (HT Tim Stevens). This short read is a must if you need to build habits.

Eyes to the Skies: What the Total Solar Eclipse Means for Your Church by Ally Siwajian on Church Marketing Sucks. This post has some very good ideas for North America’s first total solar eclipse in 99 years.

Eclipse: Who? What? Where? When? and How? on the NASA website. Very informative on the upcoming solar eclipse.

The Magnificent Story: Uncovering the Gospel of Beauty, Goodness, and Truth by James Bryan Smith. Read slowly. Savor.

Here’s what I’m listening to:

Eugene Peterson On Why He Wrote The Message, The Rhythms Of A Reflective Life + Mark Batterson And Adam Weber On Peterson’s Legacy on the Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast. Very rewarding conversation.

Jesus Heals Two Blind Men by Mark Clark, Village Church, a multi-site church in Surrey, BC. (HT Carey Nieuwhof).

Dr. Tim Elmore—Meet Generation Z on the EntreLeadership podcast. Very interesting on the next generation and a new era. Note: There is a story about 33 minutes in that is absolutely stunning. Don’t miss it!

Making Work That Lasts (with Ryan Holiday) on the Accidental Creative podcast. Great conversation. If you’re a creative..listen to this.

The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future Audible Audiobook – Unabridged by Kevin Kelly. Very interesting. One of the books I’m recommending on my 2017 Summer Reading List.

Soul Keeping: Caring for the Most Important Part of You. I reviewed the DVD and Study Guide in 2014. Loved that part of the project and this one is very good too. 

Quotes I’m wrestling with:

“Our best hope and our responsibility is to create organizational cultures that recognize rather than resists uniquely better.” Andy Stanley

App I’m using:

I’m learning to consistently leverage Evernote as my go-to place to store ideas, quotes, and content. I’ve had this app for several years and always mean to use it more.

My own post I hope you’re reading:

FAQ: WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO LAUNCH NEW SMALL GROUPS?
What’s the best way to launch new small groups? Ever asked that one?  I get asked that question a lot…probably more than any other question. And for good reason, after all, who isn’t trying to increase the number of groups (and the number of people in groups) in their church?

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