Future Articles

Future Articles

Due to the announcement made the other day, my plans to write some formal articles on my blog have taken a backseat. However, I am planning on writing very soon.  These are a few of the topics I will be addressing.

  • When Should a Church Close? A Pastoral and Personal Perspective
  • Pastoring a Small Church: One Minister’s Observations
  • Lessons Learned After One-Year in the Ministry.
  • Experimental Preaching: What it is and Why it is Necessary
  • When Sheep Bite: Loving and Leading the Difficult Member(s).

I do not know when I will be able to submit a final edition on any of these topics.  It will likely come after I move to my new call in Newport, TN. 

Planned Articles

Planned Articles

Here is a list of some of the titles I am planning on writing on The Parchment.  The dates are listed here for information.  It is my intention to write each article in order, Lord willing.

Updated: June 19, 2017

June 23, 2017 — Pastoring a Small Church 
June 30, 2017 — Why Don’t You Call Me “Pastor?”
July 7, 2017 — The Difference Between Preaching and Lecturing: The Necessity of Application in a Sermon
July 14, 2017 — The Lazy Generation
July 21, 2017 — Serving Others: The Joy of Hospitality
July 28, 2017 — The Sad Side Effect of “Superstar” Preachers
August 4, 2017 — Lessons and Observations After One Year of Ministry.  

Articles, the Internet, and Compiling Data

Articles, the Internet, and Compiling Data

I recently posted this on Facebook and thought it would be a good idea to post it here as well. 

Tech Tip: The internet has made access to many useful resources an excellent possibility. The difficulty is saving them and organizing them in a way that is useful. Here is what I do: When I find a good article I save it to Pocket using the Chrome extension. I then tag that article or resource accordingly so I can find it later.

The four tools I use are Inoreader (for following blogs) Twitter, Facebook (for resource mining ) and Pocket (for storing and cataloging).

Inoreader is a great RSS reader. I organize my reader by day of the week. For instance, I have a Monday folder with numerous blogs stored in it. On Monday I scan the list, and if something catches my eye, I send it over to Pocket. I repeat the procedure for the other days. I do it this way, so I do not get bogged down with an overabundance of resources.

All of these tools are available as a desktop or mobile app. 

I hope this helps someone maintain a good catalog of all the excellent resources on the web. Feel free to share your process.