Westminster Standards in a Month

Westminster Standards in a Month

I have put together a reading plan for the Westminster Standards based on Dr. Morton Smith’s book Harmony of the Westminster Confession and Catechisms. 

From the Amazon website:

Morton H. Smith said that In today’s Church, sadly, there seems to be more emphasis on contemporary music and gourmet coffee than a real commitment to doctrine. Finally, in this wonderful handbook, Dr. Morton H. Smith lays out the standard for Protestant faith.

The reading plan is in PDF and Word DOCX format.  You do not need the book to follow the plan.  Download the reading plan below (in the attachments section below the newsletter sign-up form). 

Daily Roundup for July 25, 2017

Daily Roundup for July 25, 2017

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Here are the items and resources of interest for July 25, 2017:

Theology/Christianity:

What makes a porno movie a “porno” and what makes Game of Thrones a record-shattering, Emmy-winning icon of popular culture? They both have plots. They both have lots of sex. I suppose the difference is Game of Thrones has more plot to it than it does sex, so it’s considered a drama and not a porno, whereas a porno has more sex than plot. And I suppose one would say the purpose of Game of Thrones is art, while the purpose of a porno is sex. Though that’s a very subjective statement that many in the porn industry would refute, at the end of the day, both purposes are money, but that’s another story.

Technology:

 

Daily Roundup for July 24, 2017

Daily Roundup for July 24, 2017

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Here are the items and resources of interest for July 24, 2017:

Theology/Christianity:

Technology:

  • For you Samsung users: one of the nice apps that I have discovered is Samsung Sidesync.  This app, combined with the PC or MAC version will allow you to access your phone right from your laptop or desktop. It is a simple setup, but if you need help there is a video you can watch.  You can drag and drop files from PC to your device (and vice-versa).  You can also send text messages directy from your laptop or desktop as well.  In short, whatever you can do with your phone you can also do on the PC or MAC as it is connected to your phone. The app:  Android
  • A REMINDER about MileIQ, an app I use every day to track my miles used for ministerial purposes. It works automatically. No need to write down miles (or remember to do so). You can use it for all business travel and classify each drive accordingly. Get it for Android or iOS.
  • When I was in seminary it seemed that the idea of a standing desk was a big deal.  This article by CNET tells you about five things to consider before making that move. 
  • Now you can use a wallet to charge your phone. I doubt that this will catch on. 

Miscellaneous:

  • Jordan Spieth wins the British open — he is my favorite professional golfer, not only for the way he plays the game but also because of his character on and off the course. 

 

Daily Roundup for July 21, 2017

Daily Roundup for July 21, 2017

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Here are the items and resources of interest for July 21, 2017:

Theology/Christianity:

Technology:

Miscellaneous:

  • For you golf fans, The Open plays this weekend. 

The Daily Roundup is published Mon-Fri.  See you next week!

 

Daily Roundup for July 19, 2017

Daily Roundup for July 19, 2017

Housekeeping Notes:

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  • Starting next week — once a week — I will be providing a list of book recommendations on the Daily Roundup. I am not sure which day of the week I will do that, but look for it next week. 

Here are the items and resources of interest for July 19, 2017:

Theology/Christianity:

Technology:

Miscellaneous: