Six-Pack (64)

Welcome to the latest edition of the Six-Pack.

As usual, the half-dozen links below lead to the best online offerings I have recently read, related to ministry or faith, with just enough space left for who-knows-what!

If six ever feels daunting, start with my two *Picks of the Week*, and go from there.

For a steady stream of such links, follow me on Twitter to the right of this post.  Sharp quotes and solid articles are tweeted 3-4 times daily.

Today’s edition:

1) Water to Wine (Some of My Story) (*PICK OF THE WEEK*)
In this post, Brian Zahnd shares about a season of life on which he will forever look back as a point of renewal, even resurrection. Pastors will feel a particular resonance with this article, though I suspect any man or woman of faith will feel at home within this piece.

2) The Missional Church is Full of Dymschitz (*PICK OF THE WEEK*)
If Skye Jethani writes it, it is worth reading. This intriguing post examines the tension that most Evangelical believers feel toward concepts like beauty and creativity and art. Regardless of your particular views on how faith and art intersect, there is something here worth considering.

3) 7 Habits of Highly Effective Preachers
Every preacher I know has a multitude of tasks on his plate. That said, I have always been particularly attentive to the weekly task of preaching. Thom Rainer (posting for ChurchLeaders) observes these seven practices among preachers he would consider effective.

4) Why There is No Such Thing as Casual Sex
Dallas Willard never believed in the concept; here is why.

5) The Virtual Moleskin
While I will never purchase one of these expensive notebooks, this story (by the New Yorker) of how the company has attained its success is intriguing.

6) God and Gays: A Conversation with Albert Mohler and Matthew Vines
Ahead of dual book releases, Jonathan Merritt interviewed both authors. Vines’ book released today earlier this week, matched by an e-book release of Mohler’s response. This interview will provide at least basic background to the dialog between these two, in case you’re looking for a quick overview.

May your week ahead be filled with life, as you seek the One from whom it flows!

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