Paycheck mommy, the gayby boom, and other trends changing the American family
Wed Dec 11, 2013
by Mark Driscoll
3 tips for sharing Jesus with others this Christmas
Wed Dec 11, 2013
by Adam Ramsey
Everlasting joy is coming
Tue Dec 10, 2013
by Elyse Fitzpatrick
Sorry your party’s lame, Jesus
Mon Dec 09, 2013
by Cam Huxford IV
Because he first served us
Sat Dec 07, 2013
by Kimm Crandall
Productivity, small groups, and the dark night of the soul: Resurgence Roundup, 9/6/13
Sail through the flood of information with our weekly Resurgence Roundups. Each Friday, we will share a list of articles across ministry tribes that our team has found helpful with the hope of serving you well.
“Why we lose our days to unproductive tasks,” by Drake Baer
Productivity research shows that we spend over 40% of our time on unimportant tasks, yet we keep filling our time up with more. Why? Because “we like to take on tasks that ‘make us feel busy and thus important.’” This article will help you identify the low-value tasks in your workday and strip them from your schedule.
“Getting small groups unstuck: interview with Bill Willits,” by Tony Morgan
We all value small groups, but many ministry leaders find their churches get “stuck” in this area. This interview with Bill Willits, of North Point Community Church, covers strategies to help church leaders get their small groups ministries unstuck.
“FactChecker: What is the ‘Dark Night of the Soul’?” by Glenn Stanton
The Gospel Coalition
How many times have you heard the phrase “the dark night of the soul”? As Glenn Stanton shows, this phrase from the sixteenth-century Spanish priest John of the Cross doesn’t mean what you probably think it means.
“Confession connects us to Christ,” by Joe Thorn
Confession of sin is one of the rhythms of the Christian life, but it can be easy to lose sight of its importance. Joe Thorn has written a couple of posts to encourage a recovery of the practice of deep and regular confession of sin.
Here are the posts we’ve put out here on Resurgence in the last seven days:
- “Men and women: co-laborers in ministry,” by Amanda Edmondson
- “What I wish I’d known about critics, hope, and women’s ministry,” by Hilary Tompkins (“What I wish I had known about ____”)
- “Sit, stay, and abide,” by Matt Johnson
- “What I wish I’d known about goofy youth ministry and performance preaching,” by Adam Ramsey (“What I wish I had known about ____”)
- “Win Bible study tools, books, and more” by Resurgence
- “There really is a man upstairs,” by Elyse Fitzpatrick
- “Is it all about the numbers?” by Mark Driscoll
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