Friday’s List: October 21
I’ve been meaning to do this for quite awhile. I’m asked for recommendations all the time. I’ll be posting a short list every Friday.
Here are the things I’m reading, listening to, loving and wrestling with:
Here’s what I’m reading right now:
5 Emotional Intelligence Hacks that Can Immediately Improve Your Leadership by Carey Nieuwhof. If you haven’t subscribed to Carey’s blog, you’re missing out on some of the best ministry writing on the web.
The Lesson Donald Trump Taught Me by Pete Wilson. Pete recently resigned from Cross Point in Nashville and became the President of the A Group, a marketing firm in Nashville. I’ve always loved his writing and am glad he’s still publishing.
Simply Brilliant: How Great Organizations Do Things in Extraordinary Ways by William C. Taylor. Bill Taylor was the co-founder of Fast Company magazine and also the author of two of my favorite books (Practically Radical and Mavericks at Work).
Here’s what I’m listening to:
Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast Craig Groeschel is no stranger to any of us, but you may not know about his podcast. He only releases a new podcast once a month but it is so good I listen to each episode multiple times.
Hillsong Worship: Let There Be Light We were at Hillsong London this summer when two of the songs on this album were part of the worship set. So good!
Quote I’m wrestling with:
“The idea that you can trust Christ and not intend to obey him is an illusion…. In fact, you can no more trust Jesus and not intend to obey him than you could trust your doctor or your auto mechanic and not intend to follow their advice. If you do not intend to follow their advice, you simply do not trust them.” Dallas Willard
My own post I hope you’re reading:
Top 10 Reasons My Church Has a Long Way to Go (in small group Ministry After posting several top 10 reasons other leading churches are succeeding in small group ministry, I decided it was time to post some of my concerns about my own small group ministry.