A Word About Name Dropping

The very fact that we’re passing on resources from which we have learned, been challenged, had to wrestle with, etc. means that we’re passing on specific names of authors, artists, and organizations. Inevitably, it seems, that at the mention of certain people or groups, some folks draw a line in the sand as being with or against them, of their beliefs being right or wrong, or of the information being presented as valuable or able to be written off.

The goal of this project is not division. It’s the opposite – that people would grow in their understanding of Jesus and their relationship to him. I can’t say that I agree with everything that everyone of our resources has presented… but I have certainly grown more because they said something. If you see names of people or groups that you disagree with or for some reason have left a bad taste in your mouth, my challenge to you is that you take what builds you up and forget the rest. Don’t get hung up on what divides. Be humble enough to know that none of us have all the answers and assume the best intentions of everyone.
A good place to start understanding how we’re all being transformed and how to have grace for one another is this talk from Dan Mohler and the first chapter of Paul Tripp’s Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands, which you can read online or download for free.

“Top Ten” – Good places to start:
Read: A Bible
Watch: Dan Mohler: Best of Power & Love #1
Read: 1000 Risks by Chad Johnson
Listen: Donald Miller: Paradigm Shifts
Watch: Columbia: A Come&Live! Documentary
Read: Power Evangelism by John Wimber & Kevin Springer
Read: Paul Tripp’s Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands
Attend: A Power&Love Conference
Visit: Salvage Yard Church, Minneapolis

Complete:
(an ever-expanding list)
Read:
1000 Risks by Chad Johnson
After You Believe by NT Wright
The Great Divorce by CS Lewis
The Great Omission by Dallas Willard
Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands by Paul Tripp
Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones
Jesus in the Secular World by Ben Pierce
Letters by a Modern Mystic by Frank C Laubach
Power Evangelism by John Wimber & Kevin Springer
Surprised by Hope by NT Wright
The Weight of Glory by CS Lewis
When Heaven Invades Earth by Bill Johnson
Listen:
Curry Blake’s DHT: There are a lot out there, but I’d recommend “Version #1” on this page. Or click here to download the zip file.
Donald Miller: Paradigm Shifts
NT Wright: Hope in a World Gone Wrong Series (I can’t find it online anymore but you can get to them here, here, and here!)
Watch:
Bob Hazlett: Best of Power & Love #4
Columbia: A Come&Live! Documentary
Dan Mohler: Best of Power & Love #1
Todd White: Best of Power & Love #7
William Hinn: Conformed to His Image
Sing Along:
Beautiful Eulogy: Instruments of Mercy
Josh Garrels: Love & War & The Sea In Between
Siervos: Songs of Praise & Truth
Sobre Todo Nombre (Abba Father & Battlegrounds)
Attend:
Power and Love Conference
Provoke & Inspire Events
Steiger Compact School
Steiger: Jesus in the Secular World
Connect:
Come&Live
Salvage Yard Church
Steiger International