Thursday Threes: March 17, 2016

Sam Rainer

March 17, 2016


Three notable articles I read this week:

Brandon CoxWhat to do when you bombed Sunday’s sermon. “Preaching, as a Pastor, is hard. It’s not hard to get up and say something inspirational. It is hard to get up and rightly divide God’s Word, build a bridge from an ancient culture to our own, and then to call people to an appropriate response to God’s revealed truth consistently week after week. Sunday, I kind of bombed.”

Art Rainer6 ways to live generously at a restaurant. Whether you have a good or bad experience at a restaurant, you can still be generous. My brother, Art, explains how.

Harvard Business ReviewGlobalization is becoming more about data and less about stuff. The process of globalization is changing. This article looks at change from a business perspective, but the change will affect how churches reach the nations.


Three people worth following:

A good leader is a good follower. But who leads the leaders? These three are leaders of leaders and are worth following.

Ronnie Floyd. Since 1986, Ronnie has served as the senior pastor of Cross Church, Northwest Arkansas. In June 2014, he was elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention. You can connect with Ronnie through his blog, on Twitter, or through Instagram.

Paul Tripp. Paul launched his own ministry in 2006. With a pastor’s heart for pastors, he is also Professor of Pastoral Life and Care at Redeemer Seminary and the Executive Director of the Center for Pastoral Life and Care. You can connect with Paul through his website, via Twitter, and on Facebook.

Brad Lomenick. Brad serves in a strategic advisor role with Catalyst, along with several other organizations. You can connect with Brad through Twitter, Instagram, and his website.

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