Daily Roundup for April 9, 2018

Daily Roundup for April 9, 2018

Here are the items and resources of interest for April 9, 2018:


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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 February 13, 2018

Daily Roundup for February 13, 2018

Here are the items and resources of interest for February 13, 2018:


Theology/Christianity:

 

Banner of Truth

 

Technology:

  • Windows makes it easier to preview apps — article by Daniel Cooper
  • A cyber attack at the Winter Olympics — This is not surprising, to be honest.
  • Speaking of the Winter Olympics, this is how you can watch it online
  • I use Chrome as my default browser.  However, it will eat up a ton of memory if you have numerous tabs open as I usually do. Currently, I am running 23 open tabs with some of them pinned (which means they are always running).  I have been experimenting with this Chrome Extension to see if it will do what it proclaims to do and so far I have been very pleased. I have tested it against a memory use graph to see if it does give me back the RAM as it promises. So far it is working as advertised. 

 

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Daily Roundup for January 29, 2018

Daily Roundup for January 29, 2018

Here are the items and resources of interest for January 29, 2018:


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Daily Roundup for January 16, 2018

Daily Roundup for January 16, 2018

Here are the items and resources of interest for January 16, 2018:



Theology/Christianity:

  • A Catechism on the Heart — This is excellent.  Written by Sinclair Ferguson. 
  • The subject of church discipline is one that I have found, in my short experience as a pastor, is woefully misunderstood. Mark Dever writes on the subject.  Do you agree with him or disagree?  Perhaps a discussion on the merits of this article is in order. 
  • I struggle with sleep.  As a pastor circumstances and issues related to my charge sometimes keep me awake. Sometimes it is due to my health issues. Whatever the reason, it is a fact that sleep is very needful. Brian Croft writes on this subject.
  •  Four Reasons God is Not Answering Your Prayers — There are some weaknesses to this article, but overall it is good. Written by David Qaoud.

Technology: