Here are some interesting posts I read online this week. Just because I read it or think it is interesting does not mean I agree with it.
1) For Those Who Want to Lead, Read by John Coleman at Harvard Business Review Blog Network
Business people seem to be reading less — particularly material unrelated to business. But deep, broad reading habits are often a defining characteristic of our greatest leaders and can catalyze insight, innovation, empathy, and personal effectiveness.
2) Amazing Discovery Supports Biblical Sampson by Jim Denison at Denison Forum
Do you sometimes wonder if scientifically advanced people like us should believe the miracles of the Bible? After all, few of us have seen a fortified city collapse with a shout or a prophet’s prayers calm hungry lions. If God didn’t really do what his word says he did, how do we know he can do today what he promises? If biblical accounts of miraculous events were myths rather than history, is our faith based more on superstition than fact?
3) Hope Springs … Christian Movie Review by Adam R. Holz of PluggedIn.com
Make no mistake: There’s a lot of sexual content here, both in terms of what Kay and Arnold talk about with Bernie and in their clumsy attempts to remember what it was like to touch each other. But director David Frankel’s intent here seems to be neither erotic nor, ultimately, comedic (even though he does intentionally weave in humor). Instead, he pulls back the veil on a subject we rarely, if ever, see onscreen: the struggles faced by an aging man and wife who are desperate to renew the connection they have with each other, combined with a look at the significant hurdles involved in doing so.
Thus, Hope Springs becomes a poignant if sometimes raw film that affirms the beauty and dignity of marital oneness even as it deals realistically with the awkward, painful, embarrassing problems that can undermine intimacy along the way
4) Eight Things to Help You Understand Introverts by Thom S. Rainer
I understand. I am an introvert.
In the article, I offered some suggestions to introverted leaders to help us navigate what we perceive to be a noisy and energy-draining world. Now I want to address those who are not introverts. You are the people who have to work with us, live with us, and interact with us. Perhaps you even get frustrated with us. And while we introverts can certainly do more on our part, I hope these eight statements will help you understand us a little bit better.
5) Bible Questions Answered at gotquestions.org
Nice resource I use every once in a while when someone throws a question at me like I got today …. “When were angels created? Before man, same time as man or what?