Trending This Week (June 20)

Jacob Eckeberger
June 19th, 2014

Every Friday we pull our favorite links from across the inter-webs. This week's trending links include a thoughtful conversation on tone deaf leadership, a forwardable post for parents about social media, another great list of 10 FREE resources from Fuller, our favorite #hashtags from the week, and plenty of fuel for your procrastination. 

Blogs From YouthSpecialties.com This Week

3 more veteran youth pastors shared their response in a 1Q interview to the question: “What role does race play in student ministry?” CLICK TO VIEW

Jody Livingston (@JodyLivingston) takes a look at how you can tell if your events are hurting your ministry: “Why your events may actually be hurting your ministry” CLICK TO VIEW

Blogs From Other Great Youth Workers This Week

Christena Cleveland (@CSCleve) shared a thoughtful conversation on “Tone Deaf Leadership: 3 reasons Christian leaders should especially listen to oppressed voices” CLICK TO VIEW

Adam McLane (@mclanea) wrote a great post that is easily forwardable to your parents: “When should I allow my children to get a social media account?” CLICK TO VIEW

Greg Baird (@GregBaird) looks at ways that leaders can/should care for their volunteers: “5 Responsibilites Leaders Have Toward Volunteers” CLICK TO VIEW

Greg Stier (@gregstier) has a great take on “7 ways to become an indispensable youth leader.” CLICK TO VIEW

Brad Griffin (@BGriffinFYI) and the folks at Fuller put together another great list of FREE resources: “Survive The Summer Playlist: 10 Free Resources” CLICK TO VIEW

#Hashtags To Review

Here are a quick list of some of our favorite #hashtags from this week. There is a ton of great insight behind each one. We pulled the twitter searches for each hashtag and made them clickable so you can easily view and scroll through all the youth worker wisdom in 140 characters or less. 

#RZIMSI : CLICK TO VIEW – Great thoughts rolling in from the summer institute at Wheaton. 

#summitforchange : CLICK TO VIEW – Attendees at Sojourners “Summit For Change” sent out a ton of great tweets full of inspiration & passion. 

#ga221 : CLICK TO VIEW – Tweets following the Presbyterian gathering this week.

Fun Things To Fuel Your Procrastination

Robin van Persie's incredible header goal from the World Cup created inspiration for some amazing memes: CLICK TO VIEW

OK Go's new music video has 4 minutes of live optical illusions that will amaze your eyes and make your head hurt: CLICK TO VIEW

You can make a GIANT pancake in your rice cooker. You should also be prepared to take a nap after you eat it. CLICK TO VIEW

IKEA is awesome but IKEA hacks are even better. Might be some new ideas for a youth room. CLICK TO VIEW

The football of the future contains tracking devices and a radar, which is definitely cool but I don't see how it will help me win my fantasy league. CLICK TO VIEW

Jacob Eckeberger

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