Flashback: This Week Last Year [2012 Week #3]

Costa ConcordiaDuring the third week of January 2012 the world’s attention was focused on the unfolding disaster of the grounding of the Costa Concordia just off of the Italian Coast.

On Digital Sojourner there were a number of interesting posts. Here are a few of the highlights:

Hope you enjoy this flashback to 2012 Week #3

 

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WWW Wednesday: Best iPad eBook Apps for Preaching

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

This week I explore which eBook apps you should consider using to help you study in preparation for preaching.

The WWW article reviews six specific iPad eBook 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 4: Best eBook Apps for Preaching

 

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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?

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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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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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Preaching With An iPad – There’s A New App For That

 

Two of the most popular posts on Digital Sojourner explored the use of an iPad as an aid for preaching. Those posts are available here and here.

I recently discovered that there is a new iPad app currently under development that holds great promise for all public speakers, including preachers. The app, Podium Pro, is still in private beta but should be available soon in the app store.

When the app is released Digital Sojourner will write a comprehensive review.

The app is being designed by public speakers for public speakers. Several functions that preachers will find helpful are being built into the app. Some of those features are: word processing, Dropbox integration, count down timer, count up timer, overtime clock, ability to record and share your sermon, and much more.

 

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The Top 5 iPad Apps For Christians

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My most recent post is available over at the newly launched Why We Web Blog. In the post I explore five very helpful iPad apps for believers:

  1. OliveTree BibleReader
  2. Evernote
  3. GoodReader
  4. Dropbox
  5. Gmail

If you own an iPad, and you’re not using any of these apps then check out the full post here.

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Becoming a Student of the Word

The Bible Psalm 51

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17

It is our responsibility to become a student of the Word. Being a student of the Word does not mean the Bible is something that we casually read. We must be committed to studying the Word of God. So many have lost the desire to study the Word of God. When we watch our favorite sports team or the next big movie we get excited, and we can’t wait until the next Harry Potter book comes out. How come we don’t get excited about the Word of God?

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Preaching With An iPad — There’s An App For That

 

In a recent post, 5 Thoughts: Preaching with an iPad, I lamented the difficulty of simultaneously using the iPad as a Bible and a notebook. Switching between a Bible app and an app with my notes is much too distracting– not only for me but also for the audience who can probably see me fiddling with the iPad.

As mentioned in the article, preaching is about Christ not the tools we are using. The objective of preaching is not to impress or “wow” a crowd with the tools or the technology being used, the object is to proclaim the Word of God and to proclaim the person of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Since writing that post, someone was kind enough to tell me about a Bible app that allows you to simultaneously view the scripture text and your notes on a split screen.

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