Daily Roundup for June 26, 2017

Daily Roundup for June 26, 2017

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

Theology/Christianity:

  • Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary has a new website.
  • The extension campus of GPTS has a podcast.  This episode features the subject of corporate prayer meetings with guest Dr. Ryan McGraw.
  • How to Read Your Bible — produced by the Reformed Forum
  • Why I Voted Against the Women’s Study Committee Report — agree or not, this is an interesting article written by one of the voting members of the ad interim study committee. Additionally, this article gives a brief wrap-up on the 45th PCA GA.
  • Perhaps the highest and loftiest acts a Christian can have toward God are worship and prayer. These two acts are uniquely vertical – they are the only things a believer does that are directly toward God and that directly bring him or her into relationship and communion with God. The one exception is the reading of Scripture, but that is a means to bring us to worship and prayer. All other aspects of the Christian life are horizontal – they are outward toward others. Worship and prayer are uniquely God-centred. They deal with God alone and bring us to him relationally. — Read the full article by Mark Tomlinson here.

Technology:

  • Windows 10 Insider Preview is jam packed with new features
  • I use OneNote on a daily basis as I think it is easily the best note-taking app out there. This article regarding internal links is helpful.  If you are a serious user of OneNote or want to learn more, you should visit this website
  • Many of you use Logos Bible Software.  These training videos are helpful and needed.  You might want to check out a new feature called Logos Cloud
  • I left Facebook two weeks ago and have not regretted it.  However, I am still an avid user of Twitter. One of the least used features of Twitter is the ability to make lists. This article and this article discuss it in detail.  I will be writing a full article on this feature soon. 

Miscellaneous:

  • Taking Notes on Books — There are many articles available on the subject of “taking notes” while reading books. I am curious about the methods my readers use to accomplish it. Please write your system in the comments section.  Lord willing, I will be providing some articles on this subject in the days ahead, as well as one of my own. 
Daily Roundup for May 4, 2017

Daily Roundup for May 4, 2017

  Here are the items and resources for May 4, 2017:

Theology/Christianity:

Technology:

Daily Roundup for April 26, 2017

Daily Roundup for April 26, 2017

  Here are the items and resources for April 26, 2017:

Theology/Christianity:

  • Eight Sins You Commit Whenever You Look at Porn — “We know that pornography is an ugly and harmful sin. We know that those who indulge in porn have committed the sin of lust, but there is so much more to it than that. When you open your browser and begin to look at those images and videos, you are sinning in ways that go far beyond lust. Here are 8 sins you commit when you look at porn.” The article was written by Tim Challies.
  • Scripture Memory — Sadly, many Christians do not memorize the Word of God.  That leaves you defenseless against the onslaught of Satan.  Scripture Memory is not difficult, but it does take effort. This article offers some useful tips. 
  • The Regulative Principle of “Liturgical Sameness?” — I offer this article as food for thought not because I necessarily agree with the arguments made.  With that said, here is another perspective authored by Terry Johnson.
  • Radical Hospitality — This Christianity Today article is designed to provoke radical action in the area of hospitality.  
  • Something for the ladies — To Be Discreet.  Written by a wife of an OPC minister.

Technology:

 

Daily Roundup for April 14, 2017

Daily Roundup for April 14, 2017

Here are the items and resources for April 14, 2017:

Theology/Christianity:

Technology:

  • “Touchscreen devices like smartphones and tablets are now fixtures of many households, so it comes as little surprise to learn that young children who don’t work or go to school are among their most active users. In the first study of its kind, researchers have learned that infants and toddlers who spend more time on these devices sleep less at night. It’s a troubling finding, but the reasons for these sleep disruptions are still unclear.” — Read more on this subject at Lifehacker
  • The Future of Packaged Water — Maybe it’s me, but this is not appealing.  It may appeal to you. 
  • Instagram has grown up from its early days with many new features including the Snapchat type feature called Stories.  This article will help you use it with some good tips. Facebook says that “Instagram Stories [are] now more popular than Snapchat.”
  • Netflix now allows you to download movies to your Windows 10 device.  This article tells you more about the process. 

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