I’ve been a youth leader, kids ministry leader, involved in church boards and one of the toughest questions I always loved to face was, is what I am leading helping those that attend to grow closer to Jesus or am I just entertaining them. To boil it down, are they growing spiritually? What’s our approach to tracking spiritual growth?[Read more…] about Tracking Spiritual Growth Or Gut Feel?
I suspect I’m not alone in my whole world being flipped upside down this last month or so. This has born out in my personal life but also professional life. In the grand scale, our companies marketing plan has completely shifted and in the smaller scale, every article and even sentence needs to consider how it reflects the pandemic.
Simple statements like “viral messaging” suddenly have a connotations that we don’t want to spr…want to pas…want.
As I read my notes on exegesis for study yesterday, I realized that this is a perfect example of the importance of historical context.[Read more…] about What Covid-19 Can Teach Us About Historical Context and Bible Reading
“Pray without ceasing.” Easy right? Well, yes and no. It’s no wonder that there are many prayer notebooks, Bibles and apps to help people. This is why the YouVersion Prayer feature is worth a look.
Although there are many prayer apps out there, the latest one from YouVersion takes a few unique decisions, not least of all the fact that it’s built straight into the most popular Bible application in the world. So I guess it’s really a feature rather than an app, but I believe it’s worth comparing it to a standalone app.[Read more…] about The New YouVersion Prayer Feature In Its Bible App
Do you track your Bible reading? Have you considered using Notion to track your Bible reading? Well that’s exactly what Theology Nights has set about doing in 2020. I know that other ChurchMag writers like Jesse and Blessing are big fans of Notion so I was interested to learn more about Notion and how I might like to use it for my own Bible reading tracking.
Have you ever seen something and then thought… “Wait! We can do that?” That’s exactly how I feel when I see Jason Mayfield’s videos when he customizes his Bibles, or as I like to call it Bible hacking.
I discovered Jason when I was trying to make heads and tails of all the different types of ESV Journaling Bibles (I’ve been looking for a Bible where I can easily add notes and highlights). Jason’s video helped explain the differences and then it took me down a long rabbit hole of his videos. Check out this video on how he prepared his Bibles for use.
Stain glass, hymns and other forms of art have not only been worship aids but media. For hundreds of years many people’s faith was enhanced through them. They were and, in some ways are still a part of people’s spirituality. Today, with developments in tech, it only makes sense that apps take the part of these mediums. Devotional apps have found space on the screens of many Christ followers. That’s why I thought we’d take a look at some Lectio Divina devotional apps.