Monday, May 3, 2010
We've decided to start video taping the services, and I want to show you a clip from last Sunday. I think you will see just what I mean. Our folks are really getting into worshiping together:
Friday, April 23, 2010
Anyway, I put one up based on my sermon notes for this Sunday. Here it is. Enjoy!
Friday, April 9, 2010
There is a lot to like about the app. It’s very simple to use. The narrator has a pleasant enough voice. The daily segments are relatively short, meaning that someone with a short attention span (like me, for instance) can get through it easily. The app also allows for a time of reflection on the reading you just heard. It’s a nice feature, since sometimes I am so busy that I don’t take time to soak in what I’ve just read (or heard).
My only complaint with the app is that it is only available in the Message paraphrase of the Bible. I would love to see an app with the same features as this one, but with a real Bible translation, like ESV or NIV. Once christianaudio puts out an ESV or NIV version, I will recommend this app without reservation. As it is, I think it’s of limited value for daily Bible study, although it might be good for lighter devotional time.
I’m reviewing this app for the christianaudio.com Reviewer’s Program. It’s available for purchase right here...
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
The premise is challenging, and DeYoung presents his case convincingly. But this review is more about the audiobook that I got from christianaudio.com. It’s a high-quality work. The book is unabridged, which I like a lot. The sound quality is perfect. If I have one complaint, it would be with the person they chose to read the book.
He reads it well—good diction, all that stuff. But his reading of it is a bit dry, almost like he was reading a textbook or a recipe. The subject is interesting (it could even be life-changing), and it could have used a little more excitement in the presentation. But that should not keep you from hearing this really important book.
My recommendation: if you want to dig deeper into how you can really know God’s will for your life, this is a good place to start. And this audiobook is a handy way to take the book with you. The audiobook is well-produced, easy to download, and it’s a good deal also. Go get it here: Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Oh, wait. I guess he's going somewhere else to get treatment.
I hope the good premier has a full and speedy recovery. And I hope he's thankful that there's a country he can go to where he'll get the medical care he needs...
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Pray for us. This is just the first step in the adoption process. We've got a ways to go before he's "officially" ours.
Also, one of the coolest things about this whole situation has been how our church has rallied around us. For example, we have a community outreach planned for Saturday. I was planning on calling everybody and rescheduling it for a Saturday when I can be there. But one of our members told the Mighty Mrs. J, "We can do it anyway. After all, pastor says it's not a one-man show. We're all part of God's mission." So the outreach goes on!
I'm blessed and happy that the message is resonating with our church folks.
Oh, and if you're wondering whether there will be a massive onslaught of pictures of the new baby...I think you already know the answer to that question...
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
The books in question are:
Sailhamer's The Meaning of the Pentateuch
Marshall & Payne's The Trellis and the Vine
If you went to Brethren High School like I did, you'll want to check out some literacy courses, then go enter this contest. Otherwise, just go enter: http://sbcvoices.com/kicking-off-2010-right-100-book-giveaway/#comment-7469
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Sermon notes are there also. I know, I am almost too generous...
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Well, now that has all changed. The audio of my December 20 sermon, "3 Things Christmas Reveals about God, " is up at the church website. Click here to get to it.
And yes, I know that Christmas was almost 2 weeks ago. I've been busy...