Here are some equippinghispeople posts you may not have read this week:
Criticism is tough. I have to admit to taking it personally too many times. Here are some tips for taking it less personally, including a biblical response.
And here are the top five articles on spiritual leadership or effectiveness I’ve read this past week:
I think character is very important, so I was intrigued by the way in which it might be linked to productivity. Matt doesn’t disappoint. Central to good time management is doing what is important, not merely what is urgent. So how do you know what is important? Matt argues that importance is aligned with correct principles and God’s truth. That’s why you need character.
From his ministry of working with church leaders for over thirty years, Rainer brings us seven great relational skills. I have to admit I need to work on a number of them.
Salvationism is a “doing” Christianity. We have a hard time resting! So I appreciated this reminder from Mabry that perpetual busyness confuses the God of the Bible with the god of this world. In the Kingdom of God, it is finally finished.
Rose argues that the smartphone is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it grants us the ability to use apps which can make us more organised, more accessible, and more informed. But on the other hand, it can be a spiralling pit of distraction, actually making us less productive. And all this doesn’t even begin to unpack the potential for sin that palm-sized hell-portal carries in its tiny frame. So what’s the answer? I like Rose’s idea and identify with him that mine is most distracting to me at home.
I’m a great believer in planned preaching in sermon series. I’ve used this tool from Brandon for a couple of years now, and thoroughly recommend it.
What helpful posts have you read this week? Why not link to them in the comments below?
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