Here are five posts that I enjoyed this week plus a bonus social media post.
1. Graham Singh – Evangelism, Church Planting, and Alpha Course. As both a church planter and the executive director for Church Planting Canada, Graham has solid insight into a some of the factors affecting church planting in the years ahead.
2. Sarah Zylstra – North Korea Gets Competition: The Top 50 Countries Where It’s Hardest to Be a Christian. We must be advocates and ready to minister to the persecuted Christians around the world. CT gives us a rundown using the World Watch List data.
3. Bradly Birzer – The Challenge: How C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy Came Into Being. So many know Lewis for The Chronicles of Narnia but have never read his Space Trilogy. Here is a quick recap about how J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis came up with the idea for the book series.
4. Jeff Vanderstelt – 5 Ways Leaders Can Make Discipleship “Normal.” We all want to have discipleship as a normal part of life rather than a program on the church calendar. Jeff offers a few practical and spiritual ways to accomplish it.
5. Nick Cole – ESPN’s Chris Fowler & Alabama’s onside kick. ROLL TIDE! Just wanted to get that out there.
— Oswald Chambers (@myutmost) January 18, 2016