Friday’s List | August 11

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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:

5 Unfortunate Trade-Offs Churches Are Making Today by Austin Savage on Very interesting.

The Content Battle: When Google Has the Answers to Questions the Church Should be Addressing by Tiffany Deluccia on Great insights into a very real dilemma.

5 Ways Tracking Church Attendance Messes With Your Soul by Carey Nieuwhof. A little scary, but better to get this out of the dark..

Productivity Secrets From Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Susan Wojcicki, And More by Stephanie Vozza on Fast Company. First, the Fast Company email newsletter is great. Read this and then subscribe. Second, there is some great stuff in this short article.

The ONE Big Key to Becoming a Successful Person by Brandon A. Cox.  I see a pattern developing on my feed this week.

13 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR EMPLOYEES PULL THEIR HAIR OUT by Michael Hyatt. A little convicting and a little affirming. I’ll take both and improve.

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:

Mark Clark On Apologetics For Post-Christian, Post-Modern Young Adults: Sex, Hell, Science And So Much More on the Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast. I may have found a new favorite communicator.

The Developer’s Dark Side by Craig Groeschel on the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast. This is talking about the dark side of people development.

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg in Lead, Lead Again on the Masters of Scale podcast with Reid Hoffman. If you heard Sandberg at the Global Leadership Summit, this interview will round out your sense of her leadership. A very compelling conversation.

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:


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