Thinking about ministry?
The Subtle Art of Sabotaging a Pastor by Jared Wilson.
Killing the clergy softly: Congregational conflict, job loss, and depression by David Briggs. (Thanks to Scot McKnight.) There is so much truth to this. I have seen it often, particularly in congregations that value peace above anything else. As a result, they allow immature and destructive behavior to continue.
Be an encourager today by Kevin Martineau. I can’t overemphasize the importance of this ministry.
Thinking about your life?
Extending the narrative by Seth Godin. A great post in which Seth Godin explains our attraction to what is safe.
Write Something Dangerous by Jeff Goins. Jeff specifically addresses writing but the principle is true on a number of fronts. Far too often, we play it safe, which in reality can be quite dangerous. Jeff’s advice:
Right now, you just need to write. Those rationalizations are good, old-fashioned stall tactics. They’re speaking, loud and clear. Everything will fall into its place. Trust me. Trust . This will work. But only if you are brave. If you write dangerously.
Sticky faith by Drew Dyck. Notice the opening sentence to his post: My low point as a youth pastor came years after I quit.
7 Steps to Becoming a Happy Person Others Want to Be Around by Michael Hyatt. Sometimes gifted, resourceful people actually damage their own credibility by their attitude. In other words, they may have a great deal of knowledge but people don’t want to be around them because of their attitude. A post worth reading!