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.
Iron Leader Update – Ron Edmonson, Tim Challies, and Millenials
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 for the Daily Office.
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 sending you a couple of book of the year lists from World Magazine. The first one is their 2016 books of the year and included in the article are previous years’ winners. Also, for fathers of young children, there is a list of children’s books that I referenced in reading good books to my children.
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
Pastor, Christ Community Church
“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.
Hell NO: Duke University Now Has Safe Spaces For Men To Cure Them Of Toxic Masculinity
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.
A renovation project brings income to a church nonprofit and vitality to a former tobacco town
“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.
Secularization and the Sexual Revolution: Evangelical Theology and the Cultural Crisis (Part 1) – Albert Mohler