Links for your weekend reading:

Silicon Valley Is Not Our Model for Church Planting

As you listen to StartUp, remember, God’s gonna find, call, and resurrect people the algorithm can’t.

Can You Imagine Jesus Delivering a TED Talk? No, Me Either.

The best Christian preaching is rough, guileless, and unsophisticated. But it’s also marked by authenticity, truth and beauty.

5 Things to Look for in a New Church

Find a good church so you encounter Jesus and help others encounter him.

Learn to Embrace Mess

If we aren’t prepared to put up with people behaving in ways that seem a bit chaotic to us, vast swathes of our country (not to mention those from other countries) will not hear the gospel in our church.

The Saints: Ordinary Means for Extraordinary Ends

Our good and gracious God redeems, inhabits, and glorifies himself through normal people, just like Mr. Taylor.

4 Big Challenges Facing the Church in the West Today

The biggest challenges we face today are not from tyrannical regimes or oppressive governments. They are more subtle—proclivities and inclinations smuggled into our churches alongside the cultural sensibilities we’ve inherited.

Three Ways Parents Can Pray for Their Prodigal Children

I encourage you to pray these three prayers over lost children.