Planned Audio Projects

Planned Audio Projects

I have been working on a number of projects related to historic documents of the Reformed faith. Yesterday, I constructed a list of items that are slated to be recorded over the next few months. The following is a list, with the expected month of completion. 

  • The Westminster Shorter Catechism
    COMPLETE. You can access the full audio here. (ZIP file. 120 MB)
    **I suggest you upload the files (107 tracks) to your favorite music service, such as iTunes, YouTube Music, etc. The entire album comes complete with each question and answer and the album art (pictured here).

 

  • Westminster Standards in a Month
    Planned: December 2020

    • This is a monthly reading plan that I wrote that harmonizes the Westminster Confession of Faith with the Shorter and Larger Catechisms. You can download it here
Changing Seasons

Changing Seasons

Note: This is a copy of an announcement I made on Facebook:
 
This announcement has been on my mind for a few weeks. I have struggled with how to say it while conveying my deep-felt love for the church that I have had the privilege to serve for over three years.
 
On September 6th, I announced my decision to accept the call of Providence Church Evansville (a PCA congregation). It was a tough decision. Words fail me and do not adequately convey my emotions when I say that I will miss the people at Fellowship Presbyterian Church.

My love for them and their patience with me will always be with me. I learned much about ministering in the trenches over these last three years. I will always love these people and will miss them dearly. I look forward to what the Lord has in store for my wife and me in Evansville. Please pray for God’s people in Newport, TN, as well as those in Evansville, IN. Please pray this weekend as I preach my last sermon as the pastor of this dearly loved church.
 
Changing seasons is the title of this post. As I move from Summer to Fall, metaphorically, I am also changing seasons from East Tennessee to southern Indiana. As I face this change, many things cause anxiety. First, there is a need to find suitable housing. Second, there is the privilege and joy of meeting new people and having the responsibility to care for their spiritual well-being. Third, there is the fun (and frustration) of learning a new area (I am very thankful for GPS). As I ponder these changes, I am reminded of our God, who never changes. His promises of yesterday are still the same today. His faithfulness is new every morning. His constant care for his people is a huge comfort during changing seasons of life. As I meditate on his kindness to me, I am comforted by his divine providence in leading us into these changing seasons and the opportunity to trust him completely with all that we need. 
 
 
 
Planned Audio Projects

Westminster Shorter Catechism (Audio)

Recently I announced that I have started working on a few projects related to the Westminster Standards. This is a short update:

  • Westminster Shorter Catechism (audio)COMPLETE. You can access the full audio here. (ZIP file. 120 MB)
    **I suggest you upload the files (107 tracks) to your favorite music service, such as iTunes, YouTube Music, etc. The entire album comes complete with each question and answer and the album art (pictured here). 

  • Westminster Larger Catechism (audio) — Starting next week.
  • Westminster Confession of Faith (audio) – TBD
  • Westminster Standards in a Month (audio) – TBD. This will follow a monthly reading plan that I created. You can download it here

 

 

Planned Audio Projects

Westminster Standards Project

I am currently working on three projects: recording the Westminster Shorter and Larger Catechisms and the Confession of Faith. To get things rolling, I will be tackling the Shorter Catechism first. I will record the entire catechism in tracks (one question per track). I will do the same for the other tow items. I have found it very helpful to read and listen simultaneously, thus using both senses (hearing and sight) to master many different things better. I hope to have the Shorter Catechism recorded by the end of September. It will be made available on The Parchment. 

Helpful resources on The Shorter Catechism:

 

September 2020 Survey

September 2020 Survey

Memorization Tip

Memorization Tip

I don’t remember when I first wrote about this memorization tip, so I thought I would offer it again to help others with the sometimes daunting task of memorizing items for school, work, or personal edification. This system will work with almost anything you need or desire to memorize. It will work if you are old or young. 

When I was in seminary, I stumbled upon this system and determined to use it to memorize Scripture and the Westminster Shorter Catechism. I soon found out that it works with most things. Let’s say you desire to memorize 1 Timothy 2:1. The verse reads: “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people.” To actively memorize this verse, you can take out an index card or use some other medium, and write: 

F  o  a,  t,  I  u  t  s,  p,  i,  a  t  b  m  f  a  p

You will note that the above are the first letters of each word in the verse. As you review this verse using only the first letters, your mind will actively work to fill in the rest of the words. This system will also work for the Westminster Shorter Catechism. Question one asks, “What is the chief end of man?” The answer: “Man’s chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy him forever.” Using your index card, you will write out in full the question and then the first letters of each word to the answer as follows:

M  c  e  i  t  g  G,  a  t  e  h  f

Again, this system will work for most things. Give it a try. 

SUGGESTED DIGITAL APP that uses this system (and other systems) for Scripture memory: Remember Me http://www.remem.me/