Weekly Wraps (July 25-31)
C.J. Mahaney on his leave of absence, John Piper on tweeting, Alex Chediak on leadership, and et cetera.
1. Why I’m taking a leave of absence (C.J. Mahaney) – Mahaney blogs on his leave from the Sovereign Grace Ministries. It was posted back in July 6.
2. How Do I Think About Tweeting? — A Response to John Mayer (John Piper) – Piper blogs on tweeting and contrasts to John Mayer’s experience. He says that tweeting “demands thinking. A peculiar kind of thinking—thinking that is capacious, concise, and compelling.” Also, he writes: “Two aims drive my writing of Tweets: One is theological and the other is aesthetic. I aim to say important theological things. And I aim to say them in a compelling way. Whether I succeed is not mine to judge.”
3. Develop Your Leadership Potential (Alex Chediak) – Chediak blogs on leadership. He identifies three characteristics of a leader and gives practical advise on developing them. He jam-packs his blog with so many truths about leadership.
4. Grow Up. Settle Down. Keep Reforming. Advice for the Young, Restless, Reformed (John MacArthur) – MacArthur blogs on the said “Young, Restless, Reformed” (YRR) movement.
5. Grow Up. Advice for YRRs (part 2) (John MacArthur) – Part 2 of MacArthur’s series on the YRR movement.
6. John MacArthur Wants Us to Grow Up (Tim Challies) – Challies blogs on John MacArthur’s YRR series. He calls out that younger people must give MacArthur a fair hearing.
7. John Piper Interviews Louie Giglio (Part 2) – Piper interviews Giglio on Passion Conferences going global, etc.
8. John Stott, The Expositor, Sent at a Crucial Point in My Life (John Piper) – Piper honors John Stott (1921-2011).
9. Why Youth Stay in Church When They Grow Up (Jon Nielson) – Nielson blogs his observations on kids who stay in church. He wisely writes (and this convicts me, especially I’m a volunteer for a youth ministry): “If our students leave high school without Bible-reading habits, Bible-study skills, and strong examples of discipleship and prayer, we have lost them. We have entertained, not equipped them…and it may indeed be time to panic!” Interesting blog!