Worth a Look 1.3.13
Kindle Deal of the Day: Who Is This Man?: The Unpredictable Impact of the Inescapable Jesus by John Ortberg. $3.79.
Jesus’ impact on our world is highly unlikely, widely inescapable, largely unknown, and decidedly double-edged.
Alan Jacobs – Hey Extraverts: Enough is Enough! (A good word for an extravert like me.)
So, extraverts of the world, I invite you to make a New Year’s resolution: Refrain from organizing stuff. Don’t plan parties or outings or, God forbid, “team-building exercises.” Just don’t call meetings.
I suspect my weaknesses fall into two broad categories: insufficient encouragement and no specific enough plan. I suspect we all perform better when we have people spurring us on and when we have some definite sense of what we’re trying to achieve. An evangelist without a plan is not an evangelist at all, to modify Nietzsche.
During seasons when students have been at the forefront of awakening movements, their lives have been marked by brokenness for sin and radical obedience. They have been bold in sharing their faith and often have witnessed a remarkable harvest of new believers.
Barnabas Piper writes about where he and other preacher’s kids have seen their dads work hard, struggle, learn, and grow as fathers.