Leaders are Readers.

And now for something a little different.

Every two or three years I ask leaders what they are reading. I have published those booklists over the years.  You can find them here at 2013, 2011, 2009, and 2006.

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

On the Personal Side

Happy reading this summer.

Some tips on ending the year well.


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