Weekly Once-Over (10.03.13)

Weekly Once-Over (10.03.13):

Riot Evangelism: We live in a day when everyone is okay with your Christian faith as long as you keep it private. But the Apostles in Acts do the opposite, offending many with their public testimony about Jesus. Welcome to riot evangelism.

Tremble At The Word: Scripture gets examined like it’s behind glass and you need to be covered in sterile clothing with gloves to approach it. The word gets treated as something solely to be studied and examined for its contents and data to be reported, rather than something to be encountered which actually reads you better than you read it.

20 Quotes from Walking with God through Paid and Suffering: Tim Keller has written one of the year’s most important books (a line I seem to recite annually). His newest — Walking with God through Pain and Suffering — is a wise, Christ-centered, comforting book for readers who hurt, and offers counsel to readers who anticipate future suffering. It’s a book for everyone, and it releases tomorrow from Dutton. To mark its arrival, I pulled my favorite quotes from the book and narrowed the list down to my top 20.

How To Start Managing Your Time Better Beginning Today: You know the frustration. You put in a full day. You worked hard. But you didn’t even touch that important project. You’ve been meaning to. You intended to do it. It was first on your list. But the message isn’t written. The strategic plan isn’t done. The analysis that could turn your organization around didn’t even get started. All of this despite the fact that you stayed late and showed up at home tired and barely in time for dinner. Okay, you missed dinner. So why is that? Here’s an insight I hope can make a significant difference not only to your productivity at work, but to your life.

Five Reasons People Aren't Volunteering At Your Church: Churches everywhere need to mobilize more volunteers to get ministry done.  But before you start signing people up and filling slots, it might be helpful to take a look at why people are NOT volunteering. Here are FIVE REASONS people might not be volunteering at your church.

Am I Still Crazy Busy?: As I’ve done interviews, engaged in conversations, and read a few reviews about Crazy Busy, one on the recurring questions is whether I am actually any less crazy busy after writing the book?

"Mission is not a strategy we adopt, but a culture we nurture and the very air we breathe as the people of God." @Porterbrook


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