Thursday Picks ~ 8-4-2016

Picks Thursday

This is some stuff I found helpful, challenging, interesting, or amusing today that I think may enrich your day as well...

Developing a Missional Response to Seismic Shifts in the Church  –Ed Stetzer
Developing a Missional Response to Seismic Shifts in the ChurchEmbrace these shifts. Don’t hold onto yesteryear and long for the Lord’s Prayer to be recited in schools again. Don’t long for Christian values to be embraced in politics. Instead, pray for opportunities to share the gospel to this dark and dreary world. Be the light of the world to a society that just seems to be getting worse as time goes on. The fact is, politics don’t change hearts; only the gospel does.

If Only Eminem Got SavedJordan Standridge
eminemDo you feel inadequate at times? Do you feel like you don’t have what it takes to share the Gospel or to serve the Lord?

Then you are exactly the kind of person God wants to use to bring the Gospel to the world.

Sure God can choose to save celebrities for his glory and use them to save many of his elect. But God typically, throughout biblical and church history, chooses those who are weak according to the flesh in order to make them strong and use them mightily, so that when people look around at everything these men and women have accomplished, they will instantly lift their eyes to heaven and worship the one who enabled these ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

No, this one isn’t about Donald Trump, but it could be…

10 Signs You’re Just a Jerk…Not A LeaderCarey Nieuwhof
jerkHow do I know jerk leadership so well?

Because I have a jerk inside me I need to suppress every day. My guess is you might too.

Fortunately, Jesus introduces a completely different paradigm for leadership.

If you want to be a Christ-like leader, just do the opposite of these ten things. You’ll be well on your way.

Enough Small MomentsSeth Godin

Shortcuts taken, corners cut, compromises made.

By degrees, inch by inch, each justifiable (or justified) moment adds up to become a brand, a reputation, a life.

Dilbert by Scott Adams – Click image for a larger view.

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