Thursday Threes: April 14, 2016

Sam Rainer

April 14, 2016


Three notable articles I read this week:

Jamie DewTeaching your kids about the value of work. “Most adults have a very low view of work and they end up passing it on to their kids. Unless we want kids who are lazy and ungrateful, we should do everything we can to help them see the value and goodness of work.”

Ed StetzerFive observations in the new era of Christian networks – and what denominations need to learn. “Ultimately, networks are growing because people are being drawn to them. That’s just the facts. Denominations need to ask what they need to be doing to be more like networks when appropriate.”

Karen Swallow PriorThe shaken conscience of a pro-life activist. “Did I bear some responsibility for the shooting death of an abortion doctor I had publicly protested?”


Three people worth following:

I enjoy reading, especially works involving church life. These three young(er) writers get me thinking about how I can lead my church better. (All three work at LifeWay Christian Resources, a mere coincidence, I’m sure). They also put out a lot of free material online. You’ll learn a lot by following them.

Trevin Wax. Trevin is managing editor of The Gospel Project at LifeWay Christian Resources. You can connect with him through his blog, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

Barnabas Piper. Barnabas serves as a brand manager at LifeWay. You can connect with him via Twitter, on Facebook, or at his website. His Happy Rant podcast is also something you should check out. He and his compadres cheerfully rant about all the things that don’t matter all that much.

Michael Kelley. Michael leads a team at LifeWay that works day in and day out to write trustworthy, challenging, and specific biblical content for churches. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and through his website.


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