Continuing from where we left off last week, there are three common wrong or incomplete views of work. 1. Secular View The primary purpose of work is self-fulfillment. Success in your life means success at your work. Weaknesses: The promises of fulfillment are fleeting – mirage. Self-fulfillment, like a new car, eventually loses its shine. Work becomes an Idol. Work defines your entire being and worth. 2. Two Storied View: Secular vs. Sacred The Two-Storied View distinguishes between Secular and Sacred…
God is working in the Middle East. This story is only one of many. Read the full article here. “There’s a big gap between the god I used to worship and the one I worship now,” Mr. Mohammad said. “We used to worship in fear. Now everything has changed.”
Whether you are raising a young man or you are one , this is an insightful read from Tim Challies. Read the full blog post here. What God means to accomplish in young men are rarely great deeds that are visible to the public, but the invisible construction of a foundation of godly character that will serve them for the rest of their lives. -Tim Challies
Iron Leaders, Ron Edmondson (ronedmondson.com) has a good website about leadership you might want to add to your favorites list. Below is one of his blog posts about Traits of Courageous Leaders. Tim Challies (challies.com) also has a great website and his article on Sexual Detox is a must-read for men in leadership. On a less serious note, enjoy the video about Millennials. I look forward to seeing you this Friday, January 20 at 6:30 AM or at 6:00 AM…
Iron Leaders, It is time to kick-off Iron Leadership for 2017. Our first meeting of the year is this Friday, January 6 at 6:30 AM or at 6:00 AM for the Daily Office. Make it your new year’s resolution to attend this year’s Iron Leadership meetings. Look at the spring schedule below and go ahead and put those in your calendar. Another one of your new year’s resolution should be to read good books, so I took the liberty of…
Iron Leaders, for the next few weeks leading up to 2017, I am going to send you some articles on time management or productivity. The Lord teaches us to number our days and that our days are like a mist so we want to use our time wisely. I hope you benefit from these articles and prepare to get the most out of 2017. Read How I Work: An Interview with Trevin Wax Paul Phillips Pastor, Christ Community Church www.ironleader.org firstname.lastname@example.org
“As a man who has been fatherless almost all my life, I have found that defining masculinity is deceptively difficult. I didn’t have someone around to demonstrate true and healthy manhood. My father’s absence has been a source of grief and regret, but this sense of longing has driven me to God for answers, fulfillment, and sonship. He is my one faithful Father, my heavenly one.” Read the rest here.
I mentioned in the first Iron Leadership of the year that it is now politically incorrect to be a man. Who would have thought Duke University leads the way on dismantling manhood? Read this article to see how its happening.
“Where have America’s young men gone? According to Erik Hurst, an economist from the University of Chicago, they haven’t gone anywhere—they’re just plugged in.” Read the revealing full article about men and technology.
“An enterprising leader of St. John AME Zion Church pushed his congregation to revive its dormant nonprofit and undertake an ambitious plan to buy and improve seven properties in a historically African-American area of Wilson, North Carolina.” Read the full, incredible story.