I read a lot of articles and blogs on the interwebs. Here are my favorites this week.
I’m a bit obsessed with Harvard Business Review, my favorites for this week were:
What’s Your Influencing Style? A great article about leading through influence rather than simply relying on a title.
No is the New Yes: Four Practices for Reprioritizing Your Life Incredibly helpful concepts and practicals to help be proactive in prioritizing life. Helpful for me in light of my Reactionary Life posts.
Seth Godin wrote about learning leadership lessons from congress. Mainly by explaining how horrible they are at it. It was enjoyable and sad that “representatives” are really corporate advocates.
Thom Rainer wrote 10 Lessons in Organizational Leadership from Steve Jobs. Incredibly helpful.
Christianity, Masculinity, & Parenting
Spurgeon & Manly Men is an older post but worth considering since the tendency is to try and nuance Christianity to where you have to just-add-Jesus to your current American Dream lifestyle and you’ll be fine.
Mark Driscoll wrote for the Washington Post “Why Men Need Marriage” which has some great thoughts. At the same time, we need to hold up God-glorifying singleness as high as we do marriage to encourage the healthiest marriages. Otherwise marriage becomes a point of idolatry.
(My Personal Favorite) Connecting Church & Home Conference audio. I’ve listened to the first 3 sessions and they are incredibly encouraging for parents. I highly recommend them.
Barnabas Piper wrote a blog titled Vehicles, Obstacles, & Parenting that cuts to the heart of how parents have a tendency to treat kids as a means to their own end. Really great thoughts.
The 4-minute video below titled Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus caused a big stir in the Christian blogging world, but I enjoyed it. His thoughts are worth watching and considering.