If six choices overwhelm you, begin with my two *Picks of the Week*, and move from there.
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1) Balancing Acts (*PICK OF THE WEEK*)
Two of the “pastor books” that generated big buzz in 2012 were Andy Stanley’s “Deep and Wide” and Timothy Keller’s “Center Church”. This interview, from Christianity Today, gives both authors some space in which to respond to questions tied to those contributions.
2) A Circle of Honour
By regularly giving people praise and recognition, we reflect Christ’s ministry and the relationship of the Trinity. So says Robert C. Crosby in this piece for Leadership Journal. How could you be a more steady source of such positive forces?
4) The Top Five Career Regrets
Regardless of how you earn your paycheck, you’ve almost certainly dreamed of other jobs, perhaps even that “dream career” that isn’t yet yours. Or maybe you’re in that job already, just looking to give your best and taste of the resulting satisfaction and success. Whatever your specifics, it never hurts to learn from other people’s mistakes. This HBR post offers you that opportunity.
5) Saved from Meritocracy (*PICK OF THE WEEK*)
Western society is constructed largely on the ideal of meritocracy, the conviction that if one works hard enough, he can become or achieve anything. While the moral of countless films and stories, the snag is that this teaching runs completely counter to the Gospel of Jesus at several key junctions. The Red Letter Christians offer this perspective on this struggle to “fit” the grand Gospel into our small system.
6) Share the Gospel and Your Life
Writing to the Thessalonians, Paul comments: “So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us” (1 Thess. 2:8). The Resurgence offers this piece on how to go about this, the essence of true evangelism.
Blessings on you, my friends. May your weekend be refreshing in rest, play, and worship.
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