“I have the privilege – and it really is a privilege; that’s not just puffery – to interview top Christian leaders (and some who aren’t Christians but are really good at what they do) on a weekly basis alongside Todd Adkins for the 5 Leadership Questions podcast. I learn an incredible amount from getting to ask questions and converse with these people. Even knowing their credentials and accomplishments I am often blown away by their wisdom, practicality, and insight. Here are some of the best quotes from the first 100 episodes of the podcast.” See the fantastic list here.
The Bible has more to say about work than most people realize. The Gospel sets us free to work hard without fear. Watch to Tim Keller’s sermon below.
As you know each week I include various leadership information from the internet. One excellent resource is the 5 Leadership Questions Podcast (5LQ). Although, some of the content is directly related to those in full-time ministry, I think you will find many of the interviews helpful in your personal leadership.
Friends and Brothers,
Pastor, Christ Community Church
“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.
You may be tired of Michael Phelps by now, but I thought this commercial was compelling in many ways.
It fits perfectly with one of our themes from last year’s Iron Leadership. (Joe Frazier). However, I might add something to the ending tag line: “It’s what you do in the dark that puts you in the light.” I would add: “It’s what you do with the dark that brings you into the light.” Pete Scazzero terms this darkness, “the Shadow” – his definition is: “the accumulation of untamed emotions, less-than-pure motives and thoughts that, while largely unconscious, strongly influence and shape your behaviors. It is the damaged but mostly hidden version of who you are.”
As we move through Iron Leadership this year, we will be addressing this darkness or “shadow.” It is the Gospel that saves us from the darkness (I Peter 2:9) and it is the Gospel that reshapes our untamed emotions, behaviors, and the hidden version of who we are.
Looking forward to the year together.
Pastor, Christ Community Church
Usain Bolt might be the fastest man alive, but an average warthog could probably take him.
Read the amusing article by Cara Giaimo.
“We are poised at the edge of a new Renaissance period. This could be one of the greatest chapters in human history if we have the right kind of leaders.” Read the full blog by Glenn Brooks.
“Productivity is effectively stewarding your gifts, talents, time, energy, and enthusiasm for the good of others and the glory of God.” – Read the full blog by Tim Challies.
“He Nailed it to the Cross”