Archives for September 2005
The danger of the Sr. Pastorate model of church government is that he will have the tendency to view ministry primarily through his own desires, personality, convictions, and preferences. Before long, his tastes govern the church. This is true even in churches where there is a plurality of elders who help lead.
From Al Mohler on Charles Spurgeon on “Advanced Thinkers”
Some claim that Charles Spurgeon was the most voluminous writer in the history of the English language. Given the fact that his writings — often based on his preaching — were a publishing phenomenon of Victorian times and remain a publishing phenomenon even now.
Some of Spurgeon’s sharpest words and clearest thoughts are found in the pages of his magazine, Sword and Trowel. In “Advanced Thinkers,” published in the November 1871 edition of the magazine, Spurgeon considered the rise of an intellectual elite devoted to doctrinal compromise. His words are as prophetic today as when they were first written.
Anyone with a blog wants to increase readership. Here’s a handy resource for helping you learn how to do that by improving your writing—Increase readership with better writing
Are you “tagging” yet? If you aren’t, you’re missing out on the huge benefits of using sites like del.icio.us and LibraryThing.com and those are just two for starters. Businessweek.com has a quick article on the benefits of tagging that will get your feet wet—Tagging: Keeping Tabs On The Net.
- Adding Your Voice to the Conversation. Why CEOs Should Blog–a Pastor is not a CEO but this is a good piece for Pastor’s thinking of blogging
- For bloggers who frequently link to other posts this is one hot extension for the Firefox browser. “The Copy URL+ extension enables you to copy to the clipboard the current document’s address along with additional information such as the document’s title, the current selection or both.”
- Want better digital photos? Learn how to resample your images.
- On writing–short is good
I started collecting pictures of signs a while back. This is one I didn’t take but I thought it deserved a spot in my collection. (via Seth Godin)