from around the web….

Technology and trends, spiritual metrics for transformation, rethinking how we present the gospel by Frank Viola, Productivity tips from Justin Wise, Seth Godin about the absence of applause, how grace motivates us, books and ownership, Viv Thomas’s leadership file, sadly-true values of a church in decline, Andrew Petersons – the silence of God, the most frustrating thing a leader can do, thoughts on handling ‘gray’ topics on-stage, Thomas Merton – perhaps stronger?, speaking to social-media addiction…., stop obsessing with be relevant, Greg Boyd on protecting us from Jesus followers!!, Reasons for the city, life and ministry therereasons for pastor leadership to embrace social media, David’s Platts talk on fuel for death-defying mission inc transcriptDan Allender on gratitude.

Pauls thorn-in-the-flesh explored, questions you should as your team that you’re leading, Giles Frazer – on why presence does not have a preloaded agenda other than a commitment to living out your core beliefs, internet addiction?, Everyone is beautiful by Jean Vanier, things you might want to do when tired in church!!, streetbank – community-sharing goodness, five questions about that dream writing project you’re thinking of from Mary DeMuth, Jodie’s thoughts on people-of-the-book, what productivity type are you?, harmless fun pranks!, church size counts in small amounts, Ruth Bell Grahams stirring gravestone inscription, Church of England intriguing stats and facts, David Platt on whats superstitous and unhealthy, De Botton on wanting to believe, advice for primary church leaders, what keeps pastors from prayer-revolutions, John Cleese creative best, Jon Acuff on remaining present, I love this Goyte tune, and exceeding fun with theology and Ryan Gosling!