Looking to catch up on your reading as we start the New Year? Try these.
The American publication Leadership Journal have listed their Top 10 most-viewed articles below. Some themes that emerged:
In their own words:
“As always, first-person stories from pastors (#1, #7, #10) were popular. We had pastors getting busted at Mass, befriending pariahs, and pastoring lesbians. These leaders shared the lessons they learned in unusual circumstances, and readers took notice.
“A couple of practical teaching articles also cracked the top 10, including articles on the LJ themes of transformation (#4) and outreach (#8).
“Pieces from our spiritual warfare issue were also popular, with “Removing the Demonic” (#3) landing high on the list.”
#10: Busted at Mass by Gordon Dalbey. What I learned after getting caught crashing Catholic mass.
#9: Seven Habits of Highly Ineffective Leaders by Steven James.Time-tested practices to ensure complete and utter failure.
#8: The Soul of Steve Jobs by Gordon MacDonald. What would it have taken to reach the Apple founder’s core?
#7: When Clean and Unclean Touch by Mark Buchanan. Jesus’ revolutionary reversal puts transformation within reach.
#6: Why Men Still Hate Going to Church. LJ Managing Editor Drew Dyck interviews David Murrow.
#5: The 5 Comments Speakers Hate Most by John Ortberg. Dealing with post-sermon remarks.
#4: How to Spot a Transformed Christian by Gordon MacDonald. 12 outward signs of the inner reality
#3: Removing Demonic Oppression by Karl Payne.
Steps to freeing those under the unwanted influence.
#2: Christian Denominations are like NFL Teams by Ben Howard. If you don’t have a sense of humour, then please don’t read the following post (Out of Ur post).
#1: Going to Hell with Ted Haggard by Michael Cheshire. What I learned about grace and redemption through my friendship with a Christian pariah. (This is the most read and shared article in Leadership‘s history!)