Here's what I've been reading as I've swung around the web in the past week: Amie Patrick had a post on the Gospel Coalition site on the topic of self-care. She writes, " ... I equated denying myself with denying my humanity." As her post continues she lists the dangers of this kind of thinking. This is a helpful post for those who, like me, need to be reminded that things like exercise and rest are needed, not just things to be fit in if possible.
Jim Fowler had a post on church growth. He says, "Through baptisms, participation, and membership, one can gauge the health of a church." These are the categories that churches should be looking at instead of programs, budgets, and building; those have their place, but are far from the most important.
Eric Geiger had a post on listening and leadership. He wrote, " If you fail to listen, you fail to gain the valuable perspective that could be gleaned." Pastors and leaders, we need to be consistently improving here.
The For the Church blog had a post my Mike Ayers on traits of Christian community. He writes, " ... Christian community is the receptacle for God’s sovereign and supernatural work." This list is helpful on both side of the coin, what helps and what hurts Christian community.
What have you been reading online lately? Leave a link in the comment section and I'll check it out.