Back again! Getting caught up after a week away.
A few things all Leaders should have. It feels a little like "Hipster Pastor 101" - but I do have a Moleskine, use Google Reader, and have "played" with Evernote (never used it to it's full potential, though).
Peter Rollins at Mars Hill. It's an mp3 file - very interesting listen.
Here's the opening blessing from his recent Insurrection tour, beautiful use of language - this is the kind of poetry I wish I could write:
WTF Church. Apparently this made the rounds on Twitter a couple weeks ago, and everyone assumed it was just a case of a church being horribly out of touch in it's use of language. Turns out they did it on purpose, and it's a core part of their identity. I'm not quite sure where I fall on this one - I like the idea of turning a pop culture phrase on it's head, but I'm not sure this is quite the way I'd go. In the words of Nigel Tufnel, "There's such a fine line between stupid and clever."
Donald Miller - Knowing Where You're Going will Keep You From Making Bad Decisions.
Mike Slaughter and Jeremy Smith on the Qur'an Burning controversy.
Seth Godin on Interpreting Criticism.
Scot McKnight on fundamentalism and maintaining a public persona.
David and Ben Crumm provide a nice summary of their recent trip across the US with the reminder that actual conversations (as opposed to shouting matches) still matter, and are needed more than ever.
Great series on Detroit:
I apologize for this, but it had to be posted: