Every week here at Pursuing Glory I try to bring together the best posts I’ve found that will equip the end-times church to operate in her God-ordained destiny. These are the best blogs, articles, books and other resources related to our purpose here at this site. Feel free to visit, comment, and make use of the resources found at each site.
It’s painfully obvious that summer is almost over. Now we await the cold of Fall and Winter. The plus side is my office will become more usable and that may mean more time for blogging. I’ll keep my fingers crossed and let you know if that ever materializes.
I was encouraged by this call to repentance from Bob Roberts Jr. It lacked the typical “time to take back America from the Godless” rhetoric, but still called America back to God in practical, essential ways.
God calls us to set up monuments to His work in our lives. In this post, Josh recounts the moments God has directed him in supernatural ways to work and live among the poor of the Earth.
One of the things that I’ve been hearing from the Lord is that our inability to work as a team is a hindrance to creating disciple making movements. Guy’s post is an excellent primer on what makes teams work.
I’m encouraged by the fact that more and more people are gaining this perspective. Church planting is fruitless unless it is the result of new converts coming to Jesus.
BONUS MEDIA LINK:
Lex Loizides, uber Christian historian from the New Frontiers tribe, made his conference session on the history of the Salvation Army available for download. The Salvation Army has an amazing history that should provoke us all to live a missional lifestyle and Lex’s retelling of their story is a great way to “touch the bones” of this movement.
Some things just get better with age. “The Wayback Machine” posts occur at the end of every month and reference the best posts of that month in years past. My hope is to provide a good jumping on point for readers whTho have never been to Pursuing Glory.
Weird, huh? I’m in Africa while you’re reading this and I was planning a trip to Africa (this time Ethiopia) two years ago. This was the start of an amazing journey with lots of new friends and spiritual giants. My time in Ethiopia changed my world.
The church of Jesus Christ has a particular obligation to care for widows. It should be difficult to separate the true church with the care of widows, but sadly, it’s not. This is one of my first “Notes from the Margin” posts where I’m wrestling through 1 Timothy and Paul’s prescription for the care of widows.
This post is a short meditation on the nature of movements. This thought came because of the love the people in my sphere had shown me. My hope is we all have a chance to be a part of something like this.
This post is me wrestling with my blogging style. Should I be a blogger who writes about whatever is in my mind at the time? Or should I be a strategic blogger, waiting for content that is relevant and in the Lord’s timing? I’m still wrestling with this idea to some degree. After the death of Osama Bin Laden, this post seems a little dated and a little timeless all at the same time.
It seems like no matter how many things change, they still stay the same. In 2007 I was planning my first trip to Uganda. By the time you’ll read this, I will be there again.
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Yesterday I discovered myself leafing through my copy of “Houses that Change the World” (Affiliate Link). In my head I added it to an imaginary list of books I’ve been wanting to read or re-read for a long time.
So I thought I would share my list of “need to reads” and see if anyone else wanted to share theirs.
If I had all the time in the world to read, here’s what I’d be reading:
- Listen to Me, Satan! by Carlos Anacondia
- The Spontaneous Expansion of the Church by Rolland Allen
- The Starfish and The Spider by Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom
- The Forgotten Ways by Alan Hirsch
- Houses that Change the World by Wolfgang Simson
- The Starfish Manifesto by Wolfgang Simson
(Those are all affiliate links, by the way.)
So, just out of curiosity, what have you been hoping to read lately?