WWW Wednesday: Best iPad Note Apps For Preaching

Apple's iPad Notes App

 

My regular Wednesday Why We Web Blog post is now available.

This week I explore which note taking and editing apps you should consider using to help you prepare for preaching.

The WWW article recommends four specific iPad note apps that I have found helpful when preparing sermons. Check it out… and be sure to leave a comment!

Link: Preaching with an iPad Part 3: Best Note Apps for Preaching

 

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WWW Wednesday: The Best iPad Bible Apps for Preaching

iPad Smart CoverMy regular Wednesday Why We Web Blog post is now available.

This week I explore which Bible app features, as a preacher, you should look for when considering which iPad app(s) to use.

I also recommend four specific iPad Bible apps that I have found helpful when delivering a sermon to a live audience. Enjoy!

Link: Preaching with an iPad Part 2: Best iPad Bible Apps for Preaching

 

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WWW Wednesday: Preaching with an iPad Part 1 – Why?

iPad 2 Black

My regular Wednesday Why We Web Blog post is now available.

Some of the most popular Digital Sojourner posts (here, here, here, and here) explore the use of the iPad as a preaching tool. Since writing those posts my appreciation of the iPad a public speaking tool has only grown, I’ve also adopted some new techniques that I believe would be helpful to others who are using (or considering to use) Apple’s popular tablet for this purpose.

Today’s article deals with the question of why someone would even want to use an iPad as a preaching tool. This article is the first in a series of seven on this topic. Enjoy!

Link: Preaching with an iPad Part 1 – Why?

 

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Two Android Hymn Book Apps


…be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, Ephesians 5:18-19 ESV

In the New Testament we are encouraged to incorporate hymns and spiritual songs into our regular, daily life. While there is no lack of access to “Christian music” today, I believe Paul had something much deeper in mind than simply listening passively to someone else singing. It seems Paul is suggesting that psalms, hymns and spiritual songs should be so deeply embedded in our hearts that we would actual speak to one another in the ‘language’ of spiritual songs.

Paul also indicates that the Spirit filled believer will sing and make melody to the Lord directly from their own heart. Of course, there is nothing wrong in listening to others sing God’s praises… but the Lord desires something far more intimate from His children. He desires each of us to sing and make melody to Him directly from our own hearts… with no middleman! Amazing!

Over the weekend I became aware of two free hymn book apps for Android based mobile devices that you might find helpful:

 


The Believers Hymn Book


Believers Hymn Book App

The Believers Hymn Book is a collection of over 450 spiritual hymns and songs loved and enjoyed by many believers around the world. The app is simple and easy to use with lyrics and tunes for 465 hymns. There are a number of different options for finding specific hymns (such as by first line, author, category, or meter). Unfortunately I found searching by hymn number a bit tricky to use. I’m not sure if this is a device specific problem (Droid DNA) or a larger issue. 2013-01-29 Update: This issue was fixed in a recent update.

Other helpful features include difference screen settings for night and day viewing, and the ability to choose between different text size settings.

App Link: Believers Hymn Book Android App
Print Edition Link: Believers Hymn Book

 


The Little Flock Hymn Book (1881)


Little Flock Hymn Book 1881 App

Although the “HYMNS for The Little Flock” hymn book was first published way back in the 1800s the spiritual depth of this collection of hymns is still difficult to match today. The app’s author, KaiserGuy, has done an excellent job in creating an app that is lightening fast, is truly easy to use and offers some great features.

The app includes hymn lyrics and meters that can be accessed by hymn number, author’s name, and first line. The search feature quickly identities all songs with a particular word.

Some of the more innovative features include the ability to view word definitions, swipe left and right to browse hymns numerically, and several different social sharing options.

App Link: Little Flock Hymn Book Android App
Print Edition Link: Hymns for The Little Flock

 

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Free Logos eBook by Charles Ryrie

Dr. Charles Ryries ArticlesIf you have been reading Digital Sojourner for awhile, you will know that I like to highlight helpful digital resources– when the price is right. i.e. free!

As mentioned in the past, Logos Bible Software offers a free ebook every month. This month (December 2012) Logos is offering another excellent resource: Dr. Ryrie’s Articles. The ebook is a collection of 28 articles written by Dr. Ryrie on a variety of important subjects. Several of the articles are highly relevant given current trends and developments in the evangelical church, including:

  • The Necessity of Dispensationalism
  • The Pauline Doctrine of the Church
  • The Importance of Inerrancy
  • Perspectives on Social Ethics

Note: you can take advantage of this free offer even if you are not a customer of Logos. This ebook may be read using one of Logos’ free apps including Vyrso, Biblia, and Logos.

Enjoy!

Link: Logos Free Book of the Month – December 2012

 

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WWW Wednesday: A Digital Bible Worth Considering

eBible iconMy regular Wednesday Post on the Why We Web Blog is now available.

There are numerous digital options for reading the Bible. Recently I have found myself returning over and over again to a relatively new offering that brings to the table some very interesting features. Checkout my Wednesday Why We Web blog post for all the details.

Link: A Digital Bible Worth Considering

 

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Free Logos eBook by J N Darby

Logos Free Book by John Nelson Nov 2012

Every month Logos Bible Software offers a free ebook for download. This month’s (November 2012) free ebook is John Nelson Darby’s Synopsis of the Books of the Bible: Genesis to 2 Chronicles which is the first book of a five volume series covering the entire canon of scripture. Available for free from Logos’ website here.

I have personally used Darby’s “Synopsis” for many years and feel confident in recommending it to you as a reliable help. My old hard cover set has earned a prime position on my personal bookshelf as I often refer to it in my study of God’s word.

While I highly recommend that you take advantage of this free offer, I would caution you against purchasing the entire set from Logos due to the price they are charging ($109.99). Because Darby’s writings are in the public domain you can find the other volumes for free. Look Here.

 

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Two Roads Two Destinies Chart

The Two Roads And The Two Destinies

 

Through a Christian Facebook group I recently discovered that the “Two Roads Two Destinies” evangelistic chart is available online for free in PDF format. If you are not familiar with the chart it is an excellent tool for sharing the message of the Gospel.

The chart is available in several different languages in up to three different variations (depending on the language). There is also a 22 lesson study guide available in 4 languages– including English and Spanish.

The resource has been made available by the saints at the Moncton Gospel Hall of Moncton, NB Canada. Thank you!

Jump directly to the download page here.

 

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Podium Pro iPad App Released

Podium Pro iPad app for public speaking and preachingA few weeks ago I posted a short article about a new iPad app in development that promises to be of help for all public speakers including preachers.

The app’s developers just released “Podium Pro Lite” to Apple’s App Store. You can find it here. Best of all is the price: free.

I am presently downloading the app my iPad… after I have a chance to mess around with it and use it I plan to write a full review here on Digital Sojourner.

Have you given the app a try? I would appreciate hearing your thoughts in the comments.

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An Assembly Website – How?

August 2012 Precious SEED Magazine CoverAs mentioned in a prior post one of my favorite publications is Precious SEED International magazine.

The most recent issue (August 2012 vol. 67 no. 3) arrived in my mailbox yesterday. Among the many excellent articles is one with much practical help regarding how an assembly can establish a effective website.

The advice is solid and concise — containing much wisdom in planning and then building an assembly website. The article also warns of several common pitfalls to avoid, such as: “Whilst getting ideas together during the planning phase will come relatively easily, the practical implications of delivering can prove to be problematic.”

If you have an interest in seeing your assembly establish an effective website (or you would like to see your assembly’s present website improved), I highly recommend reading the entire article, Creating An Assembly Website – How?

If you are interested in more information regarding Precious SEED Magazine and its history look here.

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