Five for Friday (7.24.14)

five red buttonIt’s Friday again! Here are links to five great articles to keep you learning through the weekend.

Medal of Honor Goes to Soldier ‘Who Held the Line’ – This is what a hero does.

Jesus is for Losers – A needed reminder from Tullian Tchividian.

Nine Reasons Men Should Stay Away From Porn – Read this guys!

Can Neuroscience Help Us Disciple Anyone? – Amazing merging of science and theology!

Eight Ways to Help Your Pastor Have a Good Vacation – True words Mt Vernon!

Five for Friday (7.18.14)

5Here are five great articles to keep you thinking through the weekend! Go to church (somewhere) this Sunday!

Balancing Justice and Mercy in Immigration Reform – A great perspective on this divisive topic.

Catalyst’s Brad Lomenick on Secret to Success – Great interview with the guy who helped build the Catalyst Conference, a conference I look forward to going to every year.

The Road to Jericho & the Border Crisis – Another strong perspective on the border crisis from the top Baptist mind on the subject.

The Pastor’s Wife Who Went Crazy – Amazing first-person perspective on mental illness.

Why Are So Many Christians Afraid of Hollywood Bible Movies? – With more and more Bible epics coming out, this is a good word.

BONUS Video – For the guys, a history of hair fashion over the past 100 years.

Five for Friday (7.11.14)

5Learning never takes a break! Here are five articles (plus a bonus video) to keep you learning through the weekend.

Is There a Pause Button for Parenting? - My thoughts exactly!

Six Things You Can Do To Improve Your Marriage – Always helpful words from Perry Noble.

An Acts 17 Moment: What Burger King Has Right About LGBT People - Great perspective for those with ears to hear.

10 Keys to Being a Great Employee – We could all benefit from this!

Why We Won’t Live In Heaven Forever – Just to blow your mind a little.

Bonus Video – the new trailer for Exodus: Gods and Kings is out, starring Christian Bale. Looks epic!

Five for Friday (7.4.14)

5Have a great 4th of July!

July 4th – A quick history of the 4th of July.

I Didn’t Know I Was Undocumented – Powerful first person perspective on illegal immigration.

Why Hobby Lobby Matters – Great perspective on the recent Supreme Court case.

31 Signs You Might Be a Pastor’s Kid – So true!

‘Sextortion’ is an Online ‘Epidemic’ Against Kids – A cautionary tale for all parents of teens.


Five for Friday (6.27.14)

5Have a great weekend!

A Different Kind of Millennial Problem – Wouldn’t it be great to have this problem in all our churches?

How to Speak Your Spouse’s Love Language (And What to Avoid) – Great help for any marriage!

10 Questions for a Six-Month Spiritual Checkup – Great tool! Worth the read!

A Letter to Married Couples Who Are Struggling With Infertility – Great encouragement!

Where Do Millennials Attend Church? – More good insight into this pivotal generation for the church.

Five for Friday (6.20.14)

five red buttonRick Reilly Last Column – The famed sportswriter is hanging up his hat. His last column provides some powerful perspective about the importance of family and sports (in that order)

The Symphony That Saved a City – An amazing historical story about the power of the arts in the human experience.

Christian Comparison Isn’t Pretty – Refreshing honesty for everyone who struggles with the temptation of comparison.

My Husband Doesn’t Need to See Your Boobs – Great reminder from a wife for all the ladies out there.

Hobby Lobby aims for Obamacare win, Christian nation – Interesting to see how a mainstream organization reports on this Supreme Court case. Read the comments at your own peril!


Five for Friday (6.6.14)

five red buttonThe secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda.” John C. Maxwell

Take some time out today to continue learning and growing. Here are five articles to stimulate your thinking. Enjoy!

1. 10 Characteristics Shared By Great Leaders – great insight into some of the great leaders of today.

2. On Parenting Teens – Jen Hatmaker shares another incredible blog post.

3. Pornography, Cerebral Plasticity, and Transformation – insightful article about the neurological effects of pornography on the brain, and why it’s so addicting to men.

4. Five Reasons Why Most Southern Baptist Churches Baptize Almost No Millenials – Would love your thoughts on this. Definitely worthy of a blog at some point.

5. Stripper Ministry is Answer to Woman’s Prayers – Inspiring article from USA Today. If only there were more Christians and churches like this!

Five for Friday (5.30.14)

five red buttonThe world is a university and everyone in it is a teacher. Make sure when you wake up in the morning you go to school.” Bishop T.D. Jakes

Here are five links to help you keep learning today!

Leadership and the San Antonio Spurs – great leadership lessons for the sports fans out there

How to Engage the Demonic – insightful follow up if you’ve been keeping up with our War of the Worlds sermon series

The Irony of the New Tolerance: It Doesn’t Tolerate Christians – beautifully written

The VA’s Socialist Paradise – great opinion piece about the ongoing scandal about the VA.

How to Speak Your Spouse’s Love Language (And What to Avoid) – must read for all married couples!


Five for Friday (5.23.14)

five red buttonWho’s ready for Memorial Day Weekend? Here’s some interesting articles to keep you reading through the holiday. Enjoy!

Kirsten Powers: Liberal’s Dark Ages - Must Read! Great article that captures the hypocrisy of the ‘tolerance’ movement.

Author Debunks Myths About Divorce Rates, Including of Churchgoers –  Great news for married people!

What is the Link Between Pornography and Sex Trafficking? – Insightful article from my buddy Tony Merida.

Do We Do Discipleship Wrong? – Derwin Gray asks a critical question for churches today.

Southern Baptists Struggling to Attract Younger Generation, Says New Report – Research to back up what we’ve known for years.

Five for Friday (5.16.14)

five red buttonSchool’s almost out! But that doesn’t mean you can’t stop learning! Here are five articles to keep you thinking throughout the weekend.

The Myth of Happy Parenting – Must read for all parents out there!

The Church Needs More Tattoos – Amen! Great article from Russell Moore.

My Abortion Story, An Open Letter to Emily Letts – A heart wrenching story about the realities of abortion.

4 Places to Encounter Jesus That May Surprise You – Insightful article from Jonathan Merritt. I’ve experienced these truths personally.

5 Phrases Every Wife Needs to Hear Daily – Words of wisdom, gentlemen.