The subject of other people’s controlling influence over our lives is simply too pervasive to omit it………If God is not sovereign in the decisions and actions of other people as they affect us, then there is a whole major area of our lives where we cannot trust God; where we are left, so to speak, to fend for ourselves.
Jerry Bridges, from Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts

1 David Fitch on project versus presence in local mission.
2 we’re in the top ten happy cities: you?
3 how to discourage artists in the local church – and move on from there!
4 11 questions every church pastor should ask. 
5 Eight signs of weak leadership, by Dave Kraft