Daily Roundup for December 4, 2017

Daily Roundup for December 4, 2017

 

UPDATE: I have not been very faithful in getting these resources out to my readers. As a pastor, I have much on my plate. However, I am endeavoring to do better in the future. I do not know the benefit that these resources are bringing to my readers.  I would appreciate a few comments (and/or suggestions) if they are helpful to you.

Here are the items and resources of interest for December 4, 2017:



Theology/Christianity:

  • Upcoming Puritan MovieDr. Joel Beeke of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary has announced an upcoming released of Reformation Heritage Books. 
  • Tim Challies has released a video (with a transcript) on “Seven Marks of a False Teacher.”  In this day and age the church of the Lord Jesus Christ is plagued with many who are merely wolves in sheep’s clothing. We must be discerning and we must be on constant guard against those who would lead us astray. 
  • The issue of intinction is no plaguing many churches. The Presbyterian Church in America, the denomination in which I am an ordained minister, is not without this problem.  It is biblically wrong.  It is a violation of the vows ministers take when they commit to the Westminster Standards. Joe Thorn writes on this very subject
  • As a pastor, I wrestle with this question often. One one hand I value my wife’s input as well as being able to simply “get things off my chest.”  On the other hand, there are things I cannot tell her. This article is helpful. Written by Dave Harvey. 

Technology:

 

 

 

Daily Roundup for October 10, 2017

Daily Roundup for October 10, 2017

Here are the items and resources of interest for October 10, 2017:



Theology/Christianity:

  • I am a pastor. Most of you know that. My wife is, therefore, a pastor’s wife and she gets credit for finding this “open letter” as a way to encourage her often weary husband. Written by Mike McKinley
  • A friend on Facebook shared this lecture series.  The topic is often neglected and needs to be often revisited. Lectures by Dr. Nick Willborn
  • I love church history, and I am usually reading at least one book on the subject. This article will give you some motivation as to the reasons you should be reading it as well. Written by Psyche Ives
  • The church I pastor is now on SermonAudio for those interested in my sermons. In a few days, they will also be available here on The Parchment
  • Preaching and PrayingMark Johnston is helpful on this subject as it pertains to Gospel progress. 

Technology:

  • I use Google Photos exclusively. In my opinion, it is the best way to store your photos because it does not tie up space on your phone.  Once the photo is uploaded to the server, you can safely dump it from your device. PC Mag has 25 tricks and tips for you to use if you are using it. 
  • I am not a fan of anything Apple.  Most of my friends know that already. Therefore, I encourage you to switch to Android. Here is how
  • Which one is better? Netflix or Hulu? PC Mag helps you decide.

 

 

 

Daily Roundup for July 27, 2017

Daily Roundup for July 27, 2017

Here are the items and resources of interest for July 26, 2017:

 

Theology/Christianity:

Technology:

Miscellaneous:

 

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

REMINDER: Subscribe to The Parchment by registering here and you will get updates on articles and posts directly in your email.  Additionally, you can subscribe to the monthly newsletter to receive updates on the ministry at Fellowship Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Newport TN as well as happenings around the Hill home. The newsletter registration is easy and located at the bottom of this post. 

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.