Bob’s Links – Dec 26, 2016-Jan 1, 2017

Here are links to different articles and posts that I connected to on Facebook during the period of Dec 26, 2016 – Jan 1, 2017. I encourage you to subscribe to these authors if you find their articles worthwhile.

9 Things That Work in the Church a Decade Ago That Don’t Work Today (Carey Nieuwhof) “What got you here won’t get you there. Here are 9 things that used to work in ministry a decade ago that aren’t nearly as effective as they used to be.”

7 Spiritual (Missional) Disciplines for the Digital Age (Philip Nation) “But, what if the tools of the digital age can be helpful? I think that they can, and I’d offer a few ways to leverage digital tools for building missional disciplines–that is, practices that develop our engagement in missional living.”

North Korea Gets Competition: The Top 50 Countries Where It’s Now Hardest to Be a Christian (Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra) “2014 was the world’s worst year for the persecution of Christians in the modern era. Until 2015 surpassed it.”

Why Daughters Need Their Dads (Meg Meeker) “Men, we need you. We—mothers, daughters, and sisters—need your help to raise healthy young women. We need every ounce of masculine courage and wit you own because fathers, more than anyone else, set the course for a daughter’s life.”

Hope for the Young Pastor (Brandon D Smith) “Young men often dive head first into a ministry role with a swagger and confidence that is woefully misplaced.”