16 Leadership Lessons I Learned the Hard Way– This article was actually published at the end of last week, but I thought Charles Smith, who is the Vice President of Institutional Relations at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, had a lot of helpful insights on leadership.
An $8.2 Million Judgment, Over $8.2 Million in Royalties Given Away, and God’s Sovereign Grace in Your Life and Mine– If you haven’t read a book by Randy Alcorn, you have almost certainly seen one. He has written multiple bestsellers. Many authors would pocket most of the money, but here’s an interesting story about how he has given away over $8 million in royalties while living on a minimum-wage salary.
A New Hunger Games and the Unique Horror of YA Dystopian Stories– If you’re a book lover, particularly fiction, you’ll want to check out this article by K.B. Hoyle. On the heels of Suzanne Collins’ announcement of a Hunger Games prequel, Hoyle reflects on the role of dystopian literature in society. It’s an insightful take from a Christian perspective. (Sidenote: K.B. Hoyle also has a YA fantasy series that I am just starting. If you’re interested, check it out here.)
Make Some Return to Your Parents– Tim Challies provides a wisdom-packed article on Christians’ call to care for their aging parents. Here’s a snippet: “If you wish to be truly godly, you must take care of primary responsibilities before secondary ones, and it’s clear that providing for immediate family is a matter of first importance that exists in that innermost circle.”