28/10 The Weekly Best

Articles:
10 Poisons That I’ll Kill Any Church –  “I read recently that thousands of churches close their doors every year. Who knows how many others are on life support? We live in a time when churches need revitalization and renewal.”
What I Wish I Had Understood About Sexting – Those pictures never go away.
Become A Better Preacher – “What separates ordinary preachers from extraordinary communicators is a relentless desire to improve.
3 Kinds of Selfies You Should Never Take – “Here are 3 Selfie Scenarios that might look awesome on Facebook, but are dis-empowering, dignity-stripping or dangerous for local people.”
12 Leadership Principles Of Jesus – This article articulates some very important principles for us to follow.
How To Lead 48,000 People To Jesus – “Under the leadership of Rick Warren, Saddleback Church has baptized 48,700 people. Equally impressive: 78 percent of the church came to Christ at Saddleback.”
20 College Majors That Lead To The Most Satisfying Careers – Any guesses where ministry ranks??
5 Reasons Why Today’s Students Are Different Than Those Before – It is always good to read the Fuller Youth Institute discoveries.

21/10 The Weekly Best

Articles:
30 Rules for the Hillsong Australia Preaching & Teaching Team – Some really wise points that preachers should take note of!
Pamela Anderson on Porn – ‘I’ve Been the Product of This and Treated Like an Object’.
The missing elements of modern worship – It is strange to think that many modern churches in an attempt to be contemporary do away with the key elements of christian worship.
Learn The Facts: Debunking The Biggest Nutrition & Training Misconceptions in the Fitness Industry – “Depending on what you read and whom you listen to, getting your eating right for fat loss can become a real pain as you struggle and stress over what to eat, when to eat it, and how much you need. To answer all of the above and more, we need to look at the underlying principle of nutrition.”
I’m Not Busy! – “I’m so busy. You’re so busy. We’re all so busy—so busy that we can’t possibly fit one more thing into our schedules, or one more relationship into our lives.”
7 Warning Signs of Affairs for Pastors – ‘The conversation is always sad, always tragic. And do you know what the most common theme I’ve heard in all of these conversations is? “I never thought this would happen to me.”’
Videos:
Great White Shark Cage Breach Accident (1.3min) – Big white! It is pretty miraculous how this guy survives if you ask me.
Read Scripture Series: Job, The Bible Project (11mins) – These guys are always delivering great overview of biblical books!
Podcasts:
Season 7, Episode 7: 6 Strategies to Become a Better Conversationalist, Michael Hyatt (47mins) – Learning how to have better conversations is crucial to leadership, friendships and relationships!

14/10 The Weekly Best

Articles:
You Don’t Need More Parenting Advice – 14 key principles for parenting.
10 Disciplines of A Godly Man – “Matt Chandler once said, “We’ve got a lot of boys with beards these days,” and I believe these words speak powerful truth.”

4 Reasons Spurgeon Died Poor – “Charles Spurgeon could have been one of the richest millionaires in London.”

Positive Purity – God’s command to purity is primarily positive not negative.
How To Help Your Children Fall Deeper In Love With God–  “I believe that there are three things that can bring discipleship back into the home and make it a reality once again.”
Why I’m A ‘Killer Clown” – The clown community is in uproar!
Did you use Growth Strategies? – this is GOOD STUFF!! John Piper has so much wisdom!
Videos:

“Without Jesus”: Shane & Shane (3mins) – Without Jesus you have nothing, you can do good things but what have you gained at the end of the day.

7/10 The Weekly Best

Articles:
Every Click Counts: What You Should Know About The Internet – There is no such thing as private online use. Every site that you click on, watch and dwell in is counted. Where do you spend your time online?
China Launches ‘RELIGIOUS WINTER’ In Bid To Destroy Christianity – Jesus is Lord over all, however persecution is seemingly increasing.
No Cremation – Should I Gift My Body To Science? – “Burning bodies does not have a biblical association that we want to call to mind when a loved one has died. That is one of my big concerns. And burying has healing and redemptive associations such as the sowing of a seed that will sprout and come to glorious flower at the resurrection.”
 
‘Mentoring And Leadership Coaching’ Are Not The Same – “What’s more, when development programs combine or mis-label the two, leaders miss out. So, what’s the difference, and why should we care?”
 
7 APPS To Help You Build New Habits And Reach New Goals – “This is a high-level flyover. I wanted to share my notes and give you a sense of what is available, so you can get started now. Here are seven of the most popular.”
 
What Andy Stanley Has Forgotten – This article comes in the wake of the recent controversy of the bibles role in coming to faith.
 
Faithful Preaching Is Forgetful Preaching – While this is a pastor talking about preaching, you can read this and think about whatever it is you do and apply it just the same.
Where Did Satan Come From? – Mike does a great job not over speculating while still providing some answers.
 
Podcasts:
A Conversation With Tim Keller On Gospel Movements: Timothy Keller Sermons (30mins) – This is a special conversation with Tim Keller on gospel movement and where we find ourselves today.

30/9 The Weekly Best

Articles:
Where Did All These Calvinists Come From? – The contemporary resurgence of Calvinism is a phenomenon many celebrate, many lament, but none can deny. May Christ grant us grace to press forward in a hostile world with truth, humility, unity, and love.
Some Thoughts On The Recent Exit of Two Mega Church Pastors – “I offer these few thoughts with the sincere hope this makes all of us a little better in the church. I also offer it out of a deep love and respect for Perry, Pete and all of you in church leadership.”
Justin Bieber Play ‘I Could Sing of Your Love Forever’ on the Purpose Tour – It is interesting watching pop stars integrate faith and fame, good on you Bieber for giving it a shot.
Info Graphic On The History Of Bible Software – It’s interesting to see when each software was released.
Sexist Pig Opens The Door For A Woman – These comics do give a glimpse of truth into the strange things people believe.
How An Affair Really Begins – it is a slippery slope people.

23/9 The Weekly Best

Articles:
RUOK? What To DO When Someone Says ‘No’ – A very simple and practical article outlining some helpful steps in dealing with people who aren’t in a good mental space.
6 Benefits Of Ordinary Daily Devotions – I have from time to time become deflated when my time with God wasn’t as moving as I had hoped.
Growing Old Or Growing Young? – Outlines 10 Myths of Church-based Ministry to younger people.
The Beginners Guide To Conflict Resolution – If you are looking for a good place to start, here are some helpful ideas to grab onto.
12 Myths About Calvinism – I just found this a helpfully clear article outlining some of the misconceptions around the theological position that is Calvinism.
Podcasts:
Episode 10: Sex, Gender, and Frogs: An Interview with Patricia Weerakoon (1hr), Thinking Aloud A ToGCast – On the podcasts was a Sexologist who defines and clarifies all things relating to sexuality, gender and how the brain works.
Episode 382: Break Through Your Leadership Barriers // Craig Groeschel (45mins) – Anything Groeschel has to say I find very helpful, practical and relevant in the leadership context we find ourselves in.

16/9 The Weekly Best

Articles:
3 Things That Churches Love That Kill Outreach – “But some things that churches love hurt their mission and hinder their call. Here are three I’ve observed from my work with thousands of churches.”
Research: Mega Churches – Some interesting stats.
What Is Minimalism? – As we consider packing up our house, this is on the for front of our mind.
3 Essentials For Leadership Development – “Authors Eric Geiger (author of bestselling Simple Church and Creature of the Word) and Kevin Peck argue that churches that consistently produce leaders have a strong conviction to develop leaders, a healthy culture for leadership development, and helpful constructs to systematically and intentionally build leaders.”
Videos:
Dadvice series from Beyond Blue (1min) – here is a link to the first episode trailer. Young dads get around it!
Podcast:
Developing a Leadership Pipeline, Vandercast Podcast (30mins) – This is just a solid podcast that is helpful when thinking about the future of your church and leadership.
Episode 381: Simplifying Your Life, Catalyst Podcast (47mins) – This is one of those podcasts that everyone needs to listen to as it targets a key issue of our culture, busyness.