Week in Links

Here are some links that I found this week to be very interesting. (Note that I don’t agree with everything I link, but I link interesting discussions)

Spicy Dr. Pepper Shredded Pork
this fun and sweet/spicy concoction of Dr Pepper and chipotle peppers really did turn out to be a lovely combination.

Miss USA contest evolves: ‘Huge science geek’ wins
Is the evolution of the Miss USA/Miss Universe competition to include news-topical questions is a good direction?

Rob Bell, the SBC, and The Age of Accountability
Does the age of accountability find a place in scripture, and if so, how does this comport with Rob Bell’s book Love Wins?

Living With Chaos
Leo Babauta describes what it is like ot live with no plans. He says, “Living without plans might seem foolish, or unrealistic to most people. That’s fine. But if you want to be realistic, you should understand that the plans you make are pure illusions of control.”

How to Become a Great Finisher
More than anything else, becoming a Great Finisher is about staying motivated from a project’s beginning to its end. Recent research has uncovered the reason why that can be so difficult, and a simple and effective strategy you can use to keep motivation high.

Seth Godin thinks the next frontier of the net is going to use the datastream to do precisely the opposite–to create value by making coordination easier.

Of Course Religion Should be Taught in Schools
Dr. John Stackhouse believes that religion can and should be taught in schools just like physics or math.

How Do We Assess Spiritual Growth?
It is possible, but often not very encouraging. An Interview with Dallas Willard

The Church is Dead…Long Live the Church!
We have been called to do our work in the garden of the Lord (1 Corinthians 3:5-15), and we will be judged for the faithfulness of our labor. But we must remember that the outcomes, the growth and fruit, belong to Christ and not us.

James MacDonald’s Lost Vision For the Body of Christ?
David Fitch explores the implications of a particular type elder-led church

David has been a systems thinker most of his life. He has started three businesses as well as designed and developed systems and processes in existing organizations. He has a Doctorate in Leadership and has also done additional post-graduate work in communications.

He has also pastored 3 churches and loves to think about, write about and podcast about scripture, theology, and leadership.

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