this went thru my mind


Confession: Coming Clean by Max Lucado

“Trust God’s ability to receive your confession more than your ability to make it.”

Discipleship: The New Monk Warriors by Greg Taylor [required reading]

“We want the fearlessness of warriors and the discipline of monks. As warriors our weapons are not guns and swords but love and prayer.”

Evangelism/outreach: Why Traditional Outreach Doesn’t Connect with Young Leaders by Brian Barela

“Successful outreaches in the future (or present) will focus their resources on influencing and mobilizing small groups of friends with content that they are already interested in and are talking about, instead of using resources to push people towards content that is unfamiliar.”

Politics: Is This the Nastiest Election Ever? by Peter Manseau

“Compared to the elections of 1796 and 1800, this contest has all the inter-religious animosity of a Lutheran versus Methodist slow pitch softball game. In the earliest of the nation’s two-party elections, the match-up of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson gave voters a choice, according to Adams supporters, between ‘God and a religious president, or Jefferson and no God!'”

President Obama: Obama’s Way [required reading]

“Hanging around Barack Obama for six months, in the White House, aboard Air Force One, and on the basketball court, Michael Lewis learns the reality of the Nobel Peace Prize winner …”

Speech/words: Learn to Say What is Appropriate by Jim Martin

“People who wish to speak and act in appropriate ways are willing to learn.”

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