Friday RoundUp For August 29th, 2014

Here are some of the posts that I have enjoyed from other people’s blogs this week:

 

Nate Martin  –  Scared of Seminary

Tomorrow marks my first day as a seminary student at the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C. I am thrilled of course, but I would be lying if I didn’t say I was scared. I am scared because I am about to get exactly what I asked for and it makes me very uncomfortable. Let me explain… CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

 

J.D. Greear-  What David Platt’s IMB Presidency Signals About Our Future:

This morning, the International Mission Board (IMB) trustees announced David Platt as the new IMB President. I have no doubts that he is God’s man, chosen for this task in this hour. Personally, I could not be more thrilled. I think this is a wonderful gift of God to our Convention of churches….CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

 

Josh Patterson –  4 Leadership Lessons From Nehemiah

Leadership tends to define itself better in person than on a page. In recent decades leadership has vaulted to the forefront of organizational discussion, classroom research and publishing houses across the world. Books on the topic abound. In their work, “Classical Leadership,” Michelle Doyle and Mark Smith write, “What is leadership? It seems to be one of those qualities that you know when you see it, but is difficult to describe. There are almost as many definitions as there are commentators.” CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

 

Thabiti Anyabwile-   Is It “Goodbye Evangelicalism” or “We Evangelicals Join in Your Suffering”?

When James Cone wrote A Black Theology of Liberation in the late 1960s, he was attempting to provide a theological framework for understanding and guiding the feelings and actions of African-American protestors. He wrote in the wake of a deadly riot in Detroit. He felt a burden, a heavy weight to say something meaningful as a Christian. He felt, as many had before him, that if Christianity had no answer for Black people caught in the roiling cauldron of Jim Crow segregation and state-sponsored terrorism then Christianity had no credibility whatsoever. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

 

Ronnie Floyd The Prayer Life of A Pastor

Prayer is built on the Word of God. This prevents us from getting out of balance or off into theological error. Sometimes people think those who practice prayer are intellectual midgets or theologically inferior. Great prayer warriors base their praying on God’s Word, the surest truth in this world. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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Research Project: The Use of Technology in Preaching

Joe BuchananLast week, I shared with you that I am currently working on a research project to study how technology is being utilized in preaching.  To help me measure the extent and effectiveness of how technology is being used in preaching I have put together two surveys — one for lay people and the other for preachers.  My goal is to collect as many responses from these two surveys as possible and to use them to provide some measurement of how technology is being utilized by preachers in the preparation and presentation of their sermons as well as how these efforts are being received by the church.  I would greatly appreciate your help in this project in two ways.  First, please take a few moments to click on the links below to take the appropriate survey.  Second, share this post with your friends in the church or the ministry to help me gather as much data as possible.  Finally, continue to visit the blog and be sure to look for the results of this study.  I plan to publish a series of articles here about what the research shows.

 

CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY FOR PASTORS

CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY FOR LAY-PEOPLE