Here are my top 3 recommended posts for the week of December 15, 2014. The Village Church has a great resolution for next year, Jon Acuff covers the topic of failure, and Carey Nieuwhof covers a topic relating to pastors but I feel it is also something that is relevant for all of us as Christians.
Read the Entire Bible in 2015 As we welcome a new year, it is natural to reflect on years past and plan for the one ahead. Often our plans take the shape of resolutions. We resolve to lose weight, to find a better job, to go back to school, to manage our time better, to volunteer more and so on. While these kinds of resolutions are good, I wonder if this year we might commit ourselves to something deeper, something more beautiful. Now is the perfect time to commit to reading through the Bible in a year. Here are five reasons why you should consider dedicating 365 days to this pursuit.
We fail at the finish line because sometimes we want to. Artists and entrepreneurs alike often launch self sabotage missions right before they cross the finish line of projects. They are afraid that if they do complete that thing, that work, that dream, something terrifying will happen-success.
5 Things That Give Pastors A Bad Name With Unchurched People I’ve been a pastor since I was 30 years old, but even now, I still don’t really like telling people what I do. I have a heart for unchurched people and am always trying to find a way to build bridges and tear down barriers. But I feel like telling people I’m a pastor or lead a church almost automatically creates a barrier—a barrier that seems to grow with every passing year.