To Get More Creative, Become Less Productive
“There is a fundamental tension between productivity and creativity, and managers won’t get more of the latter until they recognize it.”

Credo Magazine » A very cool John Owen chronology by Lee Comings

Do I Need My iPhone? | Tony Reinke
Challenging questions from Tony about whether we all really need a smartphone.

Is Worry Killing Us? | Tim Lane
“Statistics reveal that nearly 20% of people living in the United States will experience life debilitating anxiety annually. That is nearly 65 million people! In 2008, American physicians wrote more than 50 million prescriptions for anti-anxiety medications and more than 150 million prescriptions for antidepressants, many of which were used for anxiety-related conditions. It is no over-statement to say that we have a problem of epidemic proportions.”

The Faith of the Candidates: An Interview with Jeb Bush |Ed Stetzer
“Governor Bush is a convert to Catholicism and a practicing Catholic. He speaks regularly and freely of his faith and conversion experience. In this brief interview, I ask him about his faith and its implications for his approach to governance.”

America the Indispensable | WSJ
Rupert Murdoch’s address at the recent Global Leadership dinner.

Why It Is Unfair to Treat Everyone the Same | Eric Geiger
“It is not fair to lead everyone the same way because every person on the team is different and needs different leadership. Here are eight ways the people on your team are different:”

Discouragement in Ministry | TGC
“After conducting an informal survey with a few dozen pastors and lay-people over the past few months, the following are the top five reasons given for discouragement in ministry along with a few encouragements about how to battle through these struggles.”

Is Social Media Scraping You Too Thin? | The Blazing Center
“Social media has a way of erasing the natural, creaturely boundaries God has put into place throughout creation. It puts me in too many places at a time.”

Should You Preach from a Full Manuscript? | Canon Fodder
“The benefits of writing out a full manuscript are many.  It forces the preacher to think clearly about each of their points and how to develop them, it helps the preacher think through transitions between points (something often overlooked), it helps keep the sermon within the desired time limit, and the exact wording allows for more theological prec ision. And, on top of all of this, a full manuscript allows a preacher to retrieve their sermon several years later and preach it again without wondering what he originally said. But, when it comes to using a manuscript in the pulpit, there are serious drawbacks.”

Kindle Books

Depression: Looking Up from the Stubborn Darkness by Ed Welch, $1.99.

When the Darkness Will Not Lift by John Piper, $2.99.

Love Walked among Us: Learning to Love Like Jesus by Paul Miller, $4.72.


Marco Rubio was asked about his faith: his answer blew everyone away