Kindle Deal: If you’re a church leader today, you should be reading Mark Sayers. His Disappearing Church: From Cultural Relevance to Gospel Resilience is a good introduction to his analysis. It’s only $1.99 right now.
Seven of the best articles I came across this week:
1. Jackson Wu – Have Theologians No Sense of Shame? How the Bible Reconciles Objective and Subjective Shame. This is a longer essay, I know, but it’s worth reading and considering. A biblical perspective on shame is sorely needed in the church today.
2.Lisa Brennan-Jobs (Steve Jobs’ Daughter) – Growing Up Jobs. What a tragic tale this is! This line got to me: “For him, I was a blot on a spectacular ascent, as our story did not fit with the narrative of greatness and virtue he might have wanted for himself. My existence ruined his streak.”
3. Bruce Ashford – 3 Ways to Communicate Truth in a Fake News Era. We can model for our people what it looks like to be a truth-oriented people in a fake news era.
4. Megan Hill – 4 Lies That Keep Us from Church. These common untruths prevent us from fully participating in the body of Christ.
5. Breakpoint Symposium – Humanae Vitae at 50. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of this document, Christian leaders reflect on its significance, it’s warnings for the church, and how Christians might live faithfully by recapturing a Christian vision of sex, procreation, and marriage.
7. The Billboard Hot 100 Turns 60. I love lists like this. Here’s the top 100 artists of all time based on chart performance.