Kindle Deal of the Day: Multi-Site Churches: Guidance for the Movement’s Next Generation by Scott McConnell. $2.99.
Common practices and mistakes to avoid are clearly explained, and first-person advice and anecdotes from leading multi-site church pastors offer an invaluable advantage for when your church considers whether or not to follow this path of ministry.
The missionary pioneer, Elisabeth Elliott, has passed through the gates of splendor:
One of the most influential Christian women of the 20th century, Elisabeth Elliot, has died.
Elliot, the Christian author and speaker whose husband, Jim, was killed during their short-lived but legendary missionary work among unreached tribes in eastern Ecuador in the 1950s, passed away Sunday at 88, according to reports. She had been suffering from dementia.
Today’s generations are looking (exhaustively) for soul mates, whether we decide to hit the altar or not, and we have more opportunities than ever to find them. The biggest changes have been brought by the $2.4 billion online-dating industry, which has exploded in the past few years with the arrival of dozens of mobile apps. Throw in the fact that people now get married later in life than ever before, turning their early 20s into a relentless hunt for more romantic options than previous generations could have ever imagined, and you have a recipe for romance gone haywire.
Here’s a leadership lesson from Game 4 of the NBA finals, and what it means for a young guy to “lead up:”
The Golden State Warriors were down 2-1 heading into Game 4 of the NBA Finals. Andre Iguodala had not started the entire season, but he started Game 4 and helped the Warriors to a blowout victory over Cleveland.
The Warriors changed their starting lineup, inserting Iguodala, because of a 28 year-old young leader, a guy named Nick U’Ren, who head coach Steve Kerr called “a kid.”
John Frame’s 6 cautions when preaching redemptive-historical themes from Scripture:
Killing Christless moralism is a good and right endeavor, but there are some cautions for the young preacher when it comes to preaching this way.
Here’s John Frame cautioning young preachers. I’ve italicized parts I find particularly important.