Daily Roundup for May 14, 2018

Daily Roundup for May 14, 2018

Here are the items and resources of interest for May 14, 2018:


Theology/Christianity:

  • Book Review: Paul by N.T. Wright — written by David Briones.
  • Book Review: J.C. Ryle: Prepared to Stand Alone by Ian Murray. — I have always enjoyed the writing of J.C. Ryle and I may pick this book up when I am at the Banner conference at the end of the month. This review by Joshua Hill. You can purchase this book here
  • When You go Through the Valley — As a pastor, I know many people that are struggling with some very dark providences.  This article, written by Christina Fox may be helpful to some. 

 

 

Technology:

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Daily Roundup for May 10, 2018

Daily Roundup for May 10, 2018

Here are the items and resources of interest for May 10, 2018:


Theology/Christianity:

 

 

 

Technology:

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Daily Roundup for February 15, 2018

Daily Roundup for February 15, 2018

Here are the items and resources of interest for February 15, 2018:


Theology/Christianity:

This spring, I spoke to a group of large-church pastors, staff members, and elders. During a Q&A, an elder asked, “What is the single greatest problem facing pastors today?” I replied, “The greatest problem is internal opposition from subversive co-leaders and self-appointed critics within the church.” The pastors released a collective groan of recognition and assent.

I will briefly mention five causes of criticism and focus on the fifth.

First, a pastor may face full-blown antagonists who will lie, deceive, and manipulate to destroy him and control the church.

  • Valentines Day is over, but this article on the subject of love is not tied to any specific day. The issue is one of great importance and wrought with great misunderstanding. Written by the late Dr. R.C. Sproul
  • How should a pastor receive members from another church? — Listen to this podcast [19:08] as the hosts [Brian Croft and Jim Savastio] discuss this very issue.  It is one that I have given some thought to, and it is an essential issue in a society where there are churches of every stripe on nearly every corner. 

 

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: Pastors, if you do not have this book, you should get it and devour it. Excellent volume!

“Some Pastors and Teachers is a volume for every minister’s study and indeed for the bookshelves and bedside tables of everyone who has a concern for the ministry of the gospel and the well-being of the church in the twenty-first century. In many ways, it reflects the biblical vision of what every minister is called to be: pastor, teacher, counselor, and example—but also a man who is growing spiritually, both in understanding and in character, before the eyes of his congregation.” (From the Banner of Truth website).

 

 

Technology:

  • Do you use Apple Music? You will want to read this CNET article.
  • YouTube has added more channels.  
  • Do you use SnapChat? You will want to read this article about their recent redesign. 
  • Do you use the Edge browser? If so, you will want to read this article that talks about saving passwords. I do not recommend keeping passwords in your browser.  Instead, you should be using a password manager. My personal favorite and one that I use daily is LastPass. With this password manager, I have no idea what my passwords are except for the LastPass password.  For instance, My Facebook password is OVER 20 characters long (I will not tell you how many, but it is long!) and I could not tell you from memory what it is. The best password is the one you do not remember

 

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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 6, 2017

Daily Roundup for July 6, 2017

Here are the items and resources of interest for July 6, 2017:

Theology/Christianity:

Technology:

  • I use IFTTT all the time. I have recipes created for inbound and outbound SMS messages that log the entire text of every message to a Google spreadsheet.  If I accidentally delete an important message, I can easily retrieve it from my spreadsheet. I also have a Twitter log of tweets sent and others that I favorite. It is an outstanding service that will automate many tasks you are probably doing manually. This CNET article highlights a few, but you will want to check out the website for much more. 
  • Android “O” versus iOS 11 — CNET weighs in on why they are more excited about the Android update than they are the Apple update. 

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