From a prison cell to planting churches
I’ve huge admiration for Mez McConnell who’s laboring to plant churches in some of Scotland’s poorest and toughest housing schemes (projects). Watch his testimony and follow his new blog, 20 Schemes, to keep in touch with this much-needed mission.

When did innovation get so cool?
“If we lose that once reckless, generous, exuberant spirit of invention then we truly are done for. It’s time for ingenuity to stage a comeback.” And to get you started here are the 10 must-read entrepreneur books of 2012

Brass Heavens
A review of Paul Tautges’s new book of the same name. Few things vex the Christian more than unanswered prayer. Paul Tautges scatters the darkness of our doubts with six reasons for unanswered prayer. He blends biblical teaching with many practical illustrations to challenge and comfort us when the heavens seem as brass. Read this to revive your prayers, to melt the heavens, and to increase your answers.

7 Practical Tips to make More Time for Reading
I’m going to try the audiobook idea. I’ve actually never listened to a book by audio before.

What pastors shouldn’t tell their wives
Alternatively here’s the argument for more sharing between the pastor and his wife.

The Tone of Pastoral Leadership
Pastors need five different voices.

  • Al

    Regarding the Pastor sharing with wife article: I don’t think that an elder or Pastor ever should counsel a woman alone, even in a public setting (ie restaurant, coffee shop).
    Ephesians 5:3 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.