Most Mondays, I post some resources that I think might interest you. If they don’t, this may just not be your week. However, perhaps at least one of these resources will be interesting. Of course, posting these links does not mean that I agree with every idea in the resource. I am simply sharing with you a few resources that interested me this week.
Many of us have been following the story of Southwest Flight 1380 and the emergency landing in Philadelphia (The plane had left New York bound for Dallas-Ft.Worth). This article, “Inside Southwest Flight 1380, 20 minutes of Chaos and Terror” was one of the best articles I read regarding this incident.
Are you familiar with Theos, a UK think tank? (Part of the British and Foreign Bible Society.) This week I read two papers published by Theos. One was by Ben Ryan, “Christian Funders and Grant-Making, an Analysis.” (Since a part of my work includes helping to raise money for Harding School of Theology, this interested me.) I also read a paper that might interest you by Nick Spencer, “Doing Good: A Future for Christianity in the 21st Century.
Ok, see this excellent article that I read this week regarding work habits, “3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed.” I read this twice and I may read it a third time! Like many of you (I suspect), I have much to do and sometimes get frustrated when I leave undone something that is important. Articles like this are helpful to me. Sometimes in reading an article like this one, it occurs to me an adjustment that I could make in the way I do my work that could really make a big difference both in my productivity and how I feel.
Right now I am reading two books. First I am reading Scott Sauls, From Weakness to Strength, 8 Vulnerabilities That Can Bring Out the Best in Your Leadership. This is an excellent book! This is a slow read because I often stop and reflect on what was said. The other book I am reading is Israel Galindo’s book, Leadership in Ministry: Bowen Theory in Congregational Context. Helpful!