Good Reads – April 5, 2018

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Every month, we’ll be sharing a collection of blogs or articles on topics that are relevant for our church body. We hope it edifies you, makes you think, or teaches you something that you can apply in your life. Here’s to learning and Good Reads! 

Discipleship

How the Resurrection Reshapes Success and Regret
If you had definitive proof of an afterlife, how would you respond? If you knew, beyond a shadow of a doubt, you’d enter another life after you die, what would you do? Would you pull the trigger?

Leadership

8 Ways To Find Greater Focus
The truth is that while many of us pride ourselves on our ability to multitask, it actually works against us. When it comes to attention and productivity, our brains have a finite amount of mental energy.  While we’re constantly switching rapidly from task to task, every time we switch tasks, it consumes mental energy. As mental energy reduces, so does creativity and productivity.

Practical Ministry

4 Ways Christians Should Share Their Faith That Are Actually Effective

What does evangelism, what does making disciples, look like in our post-Christian, post-modern, post-truth, post-everything world? Put simply, how do we share the Gospel in the age of unbelief?

All About Relationships

6 Reasons Why Raising Generous Kids Will Change the World
Generosity isn’t just about giving money. It’s about sharing what we’ve been given. When we raise kids in this vein, we are raising kids who leave more than they take, give more than they receive, share their faith and meet the needs of others.
Christ-Centered Friendship
Friendship is vital to our growth and endurance as Christians, but friendship is the type of relationship we do not often learn about in the church.

Just for Laughs

How To Argue On The Internet: A Step-By-Step Guide
Satire:As the nation continues to grow more and more polarized, we find ourselves encountering worldviews diametrically opposed to our own day in and day out, especially on the internet. How do we effectively engage with those viewpoints?

Recommended Reading

The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place. ($2.24 on Kindle)
Making conscientious choices about technology in our families is more than just using internet filters and determining screen time limits for our children. It’s about developing wisdom, character, and courage in the way we use digital media rather than accepting technology’s promises of ease, instant gratification, and the world’s knowledge at our fingertips. And it’s definitely not just about the kids. – A Must Read for Every Family