The First Day Without a Woman by Chelsea Stanley
With the news this week of the “Day Without a Woman” march, Chelsea shares some thoughtful and biblical insight on ways the church can support women.
Around the world today, women are going on strike.
As Christians, we may be tempted to dismiss the “Day Without a Woman” and the Women’s March movement in its entirety because we don’t support some of their initiatives (mainly their unapologetic defense of abortion). But I believe to do so would be to miss an opportunity.
5 Mistakes You’re Making When Asking Questions by Kat Boogaard
Questions are essential for good leadership but we may need to brush up on our ability to ask smart questions.
Well, not so fast. Effectively asking questions involves a little more thought and consideration than simply blurting out the first inquiry that comes to your mind.
Yes, there are a few common traps that many of us fall into when it comes to asking questions. And, these mistakes make it that much harder to get a clear answer. Here are five that you should avoid.
3 Warning Signs a Leader Is Growing Numb by Eric Geiger
Self-assessment is leadership wisdom and this post is a good reminder to watch out for leadership burnout.
Because leadership is challenging and never-ending, many leaders are prone to exhaustion and burnout. There is always more to do, always more to accomplish, and always people disappointed. To fight the pains of leadership, wise leaders take time to continually care for their own health and their own souls. And when burnout creeps in, wise leaders make adjustments, call for help, and rest. Sadly, some leaders keep pushing. They foolishly attempt to fight through the burnout. And as they do, they grow numb. So how do you recognize numbness in your own leadership? Here are three warning signs.
Should You Start a Podcast by Jonathan Howe
If you have ever thought of starting a podcast, this is a must read. Jonathan gives eight great questions to answer first.
The popularity of podcasts has exploded over the past few years. In 2016 alone, 57 million Americans listened to a podcast each month. I’ve seen this explosive growth with both podcasts I host—Rainer on Leadership and SBC This Week.
The Best Soil For Abundant Life by Kelly Minter
With spring right around the corner, most of us are eager to dig in the dirt and plant. Kelly reminds us of spiritual gardening and the key to always planting good seed.
A few years ago I built 5 raised beds in my backyard and started a vegetable garden. I’m no expert. I’m not even decent really. But I enjoy it and every year I grow all manner of tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, squash, cucumbers, tomatillos, peppers and a frenzy of diseases. I’ve also spent enough on this whole gardening ordeal to buy groceries for a lifetime, but I can’t get picky about this. Something I’ve always been jealous of though are those sophisticated gardeners who grow their own seedlings indoors. They start thinking about their summer gardens in the frostbitten grip of January. When the rest of us have our hearts set on casseroles, they’re dreaming of heirloom melons.