Links of the Week (11/21/15)

Each Saturday we point you to the best content we have encountered on the internet during the week.

Links of the Week

Links of the Week

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On Being Matt Chandler’s Roommate – by Steve Bezner

This is a story about two young men who were friends, roommates, and pastors.

In other words, this is a story about jealousy.

19 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 – by Brian Dodd

Need I say more? Just check this out!

The Millennial Leader: It’s All About Team – by Robert Crosby

If you asked a youth pastor 25 years ago what his senior pastor was really like, he might have said, “He’s great, very successful, the church is growing and he is really a good preacher.” Today, ask the same question of a satisfied church staff member and you will likely hear something quite different. More likely: “He’s so approachable, authentic and a real team player.”

Will Christ be enough if your dreams don’t come true? – by Aaron Armstrong

All my fellow ‘driven’ people need to read this.

5-Step Strategy to God-Centered Prayer – by Derek Thomas

It is easy to be critical of prayer, particularly the prayers of others. Robert Murray McCheyne’s words are often cited because they remain painfully true: “You wish to humble a man? Ask him about his prayer life.”

Pastor, I’m Called to Preach–Gimme Your Pulpit! – by Brian Croft

Are you developing other preachers? If not, why not?

A Call for Christian Extremists – by Tim Challies

The effects of extremism have been on display all weekend. Even this morning they are splashed across every television screen, every news site, the front page of every newspaper. The attacks in Paris have shown us extremism at its most brutal and bloody, the kind that celebrates death, destruction and mayhem.

But did you know that the Bible calls Christians to extremism as well?

Six Reasons Why Longer-tenured Pastorates Are Better – by Thom Rainer

“I wish I had stayed.”

I’ve heard that sentence from many pastors. Given the perspective of several years, they wish that had not left a church as soon as they did. Indeed, I was one of those pastors.

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Simon Sinek on Beginning Your Talk

Written by Brandon Kelley

Brandon Kelley is the co-founder of Rookie Preacher and the author of Preaching Sticky Sermons and Crucified to Life. He serves as the Lead Pastor of First Church of Christ in Bluffton, IN. He also writes at You can follow him @BrandonKelley_. Watch his sermons here.


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