Thought Thread: Perspective

This week, it's the thread of PERSPECTIVE.
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Autonomy Vs. Impact
When I talk to young leaders, they routinely struggle to decide where they want to serve. Is it better to lead in an established organization or to start something brand new? This Silicon Valley investor details how he encourages people to view the two options.

The Ineffable Grandeur of Churches
Old church buildings are cherished by us people of faith. But how are they perceived by people who don't believe the story behind the architecture? This article doesn't end in faith, but we followers of Jesus could gain a fresh perspective by listening to these reflections.

The Power of Words
I saw this short video years ago, but it left quite an impression on me. We need to change the way people think about that which they routinely ignore. 

My Thoughts: Play the Man!
About twelve years ago I wrote a blog post about an obscure incident in Protestant History. Whenever I try to gain perspective, I benefit by looking to the past.  

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel Pink
Important decisions require careful consideration. But among the many perspectives we examine, rarely do we consider timing. One of my favorite authors mines statistical data to suggest some answers to the question, "When?" If you're wondering if you should get the book, click here to read some selected quotes.

Hidden Brain Podcast: Alan Alda wants us to have better conversations
The star of TV's M.A.S.H. has reinvented himself through his fascination with scientific concepts. In this podcast, Alda reflects on what he learned as an actor and how active listening can help all of us gain a better perspective while interacting with others. 

This sermon series on Colossians (WHY JESUS WINS) continues in the first half of chapter 3 with the topic of PERSPECTIVE. In this epistle, Paul advocates for the exclusivity of Jesus

CLICK HERE to download a PDF transcript of Why Jesus Wins: Perspective (Colossians 3:1-17)

A few notes: 
1. All Scriptures are taken from the New International Version
2. The primary source of textual research I used is the Smyth and Helwys commentary on Colossians by Nijay Gupta
3. Feel free to customize the message for your audience. Since these sermons are heavy exegetical, there is no need to attribute content to me.  

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