And now for something a little different.
But this year, I thought since many of us get our information from Facebook’s news feed, or some social media manager like Hootsuite, I would list blogs from thought leaders. I though you might enjoy reading what those who responded find informative.
On Ministry and Leadership
- Barna Update. Several mentioned this as giving spiritual influencers credible knowledge and clear thinking, enabling them to navigate a complex and changing culture.
- On Leading Well. Ken Cochrum’s site on spiritual and strategic leadership. Tony Hageman.
- Leading With Questions. Bob Tiede understands the Cru culture but brings regular outside leaders to speak into how to lead well through Questions…Great variety and voice from outside. Lee Cooksey.
- Growing Leaders. Tim Elmore focuses on connecting the generational leadership culture. Lee Cooksey.
- Missio Nexis: Book Look. A weekly review of a book about taking the gospel to the ends of the earth. Whether discussing our current culture or different people groups, you get a slice of a book worth thinking about. Scott Livermore.
- Andy Stanley Podcasts. I find his leadership podcasts helpful and thought provoking. A few of those helpful in our context are “Trust vs. Suspicion”, “Vision is a team sport”, and “Delegation Dilemma Parts 1 and 2”. Jim Kercheval.
- KevinJYoung.com. Good for faith muscles. Story driven and evangelistic, it will keep the reader inspired to walk in the Spirit. Ginnette Young.
- Justin Taylor. Practical theology, book suggestions, lots of Lewis stuff, and generally designed to help us think as leaders about current trending issues. Kevin Young.
On Ethnic Ministry
- EFM Diversity Learning. A closed Facebook page with some 600 staff to learn and interact. Adam Go.
- HuffPost Black Voices. Current news affecting the Black community. Scott Crocker.
- HuffPost Latino Voices. Current news affecting Hispanics & Latinos. Scott Crocker.
- By Their Strange Fruit. A blog about Christianity, Justice and Race. Scott Crocker.
- Christena Cleveland. Social psychology, faith, and reconciliation. Scott Crocker.
- HonorShame. Practical tools and training for Christians ministering in honor-shame contexts. Scott Crocker.
- Reformed African American Network (RAAN). Fueling modern reformation in the African American community with a multi-ethnic mindset. Scott Crocker.
- InterVarsity’s Multi-Ethnic Matters Blog. The intersection between race, ethnicity, and the Christian Faith. Scott Crocker.
- Reflections from the Hogan. The blog of Mark Charles. Scott Crocker.
- Scott also has a list on Twitter of suggested people to follow in ethnic-focused and multi-ethnic ministry. https://twitter.com/scottmcrocker/lists/ethnic-ministry
On the Personal Side
- Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. A different perspective that stretches me to think of how my emotions play into leading well. Lee Cooksey.
- Hope for Hurting Parents. Great encouragement for parents praying for their prodigal children and/or children making unwise choices. Stephanie Walker.
- She Reads Truth and He Reads Truth. Good devotional reading and personal reflection. Chris Kingsley.
Happy reading this summer.
Some tips on ending the year well.
- Spring Semester Wrap-up.
- Passing the Baton.
- Sending to Grad School.
- Leadership Planning for Next Year.
- Learning to ask questions.
- The power of gifts.
- Review session before finals.
- A “toast to Jesus”.
- The question we forget to ask.
- Off and Running.