For about 18 months, Dale Jenkins and I have cohosted iPreach, the podcast for preachers. We have done about 65 episodes covering many topics to help ministers in their work. Our estimates now are that about 200 people listen to most programs, either live, via the talkshoe.com website, or through iTunes.
One thing we have never done, though, is recorded by together! We have never been in the same room when recording the program. Lord willing, that will all change Tuesday night. Freed-Hardeman has granted us the ability to do a live version of iPreach from the FHU Student Center! We will begin about 8:45 Tuesday night, and anyone and everyone is invited to be with us. We have several guests lined up for an informal “roundtable” about the lectures, but we also want an audience to enjoy this show. We hope to have a program between 45 and 60 minutes in length, and it is going to be a lot of fun, so join in with us!
IN ADDITION, there will be some blog posts from FHU next week. I am going to try to post brief updates in as many formats as possible (text, pictures, and possibly audio) throughout the week. If you can’t come to the lectures, hopefully these brief updates will help keep you informed and will encourage you to attend in the future. Please note that we will not be sending our regular emails to inform many of you of new posts. You will just have to check in and see when we update!
If you are going to be at Freed-Hardeman, I hope we get to see you. It is such a joy to learn from the great speakers, but it is an equal joy to see so many faithful preachers, teachers, elders, wives, and others who love God.
On to the links for this week:
1. Last Sunday, The Tennessean( Nashville newspaper) ran a front-page article discussing some movements within the churches of Christ. The article has received a lot of comment on the web. My friend, Drew Kizer, wrote what I think is one of the best “response posts” to this article. In his post, he links to the original article, if you did not read it. Here is Drew’s response.
2. Each of us has uttered the words, “I quit!” at times. However, sometimes those words are okay. Scott McCown explores here.
3. I love Romans 8:28, but feel it is often used to teach that, for the Christian, everything is good, instead of all with “work out” for good. Tim Pyles shares a deeply personal look at this verse in “Everything Happens for a Reason, Right?”
4. I don’t link to book reviews often, but Albert Mohler goes beyond the typical review in a very important post. We have heard for years that pornography “grips” the mind, and a recent work delves into that topic in a very even-handed way. Mohler gives his take in “Hijacking the Brain.” Parents of young children and teeens must read this article.
5. Members of the Lord’s Church are often seen as out-of-touch, but Neal Pollard was once told he was WAY out-of-touch. He writes a great post called “Are We from the Dark Ages?”
6. For our families, Zen Family Habits shares an insightful list that is worth your time. Enjoy “Top 10 Essential Family Values.”
7. You think 10 is a good list? How about 101? Craig Ford offers “101 Ways to Improve Your Marriage Money Relationship.” Dont’ worry, it’s just a list, so you can read it in a matter of moments.
8. Last, but not least, (or is that “lastly, but not leastly”?) Michael Hyatt shares a great list for those who enjoy reading. Whether you follow all his suggestions or not, you’ll benefit from “How to Read a Non-Fiction Book.”
We hope you have a wonderful weekend. Again, if you usually get emails from me about new posts, please know that I won’t be sending those next week (until Friday). Check back often, as I’ll try to put up 2 or 3 very brief posts each day from Freed-Hardeman.
Don’t forget to worship the Lord on His Day!
Oh, in case you’re wondering: Colts 34, Saints 27