Today I’d like to talk about Easter Technology. This past Easter Sunday (well really the weekend) at Greenwood, we made use of several technological tools. That’s what I’d really like to talk about here. Facebook Ads We set up a facebook ad that was an image of an excited crowd during worship with the text… Read More


Making Small Groups Work by Henry Could and John Townsend written in 2003. This review was written for this blog to help Small Group Leaders. Summary of Making Small Groups Work The book sets forth some lofty aims in terms of audience: “1) The pastor or overseer of small groups who needs a simple tool… Read More


digital communication

I was recently asked how to effectively communicate (digitally) to a medium sized group. Every now and then someone will ask me a question that I actually feel like I can answer, like effectively communicating to a medium group. Let me start with describing why I’ve labelled this a medium sized group question. I majored… Read More


Transformational Discipleship Gieger/Kelly/Nation 2012   This book is a collaborative effort that relies on research done by the lifeway research team and the pew organization. The describe discipleship as something which occurs in various levels, and to various degrees. They look for a “sweet spot” which is visualized as the intersection of three circles on… Read More


The Digital Divide is a very real thing. I first thought about this idea some time ago when I pondered the different views of technology between an older generation and my own view. But a couple of factors (going to Haiti, and working in a church again) have caused me to revisit the idea. I’ve… Read More


Technology goes to Haiti to die. I mean that literally. When I was in Haiti (in January 2016), I was amazed at the lack of recent technology. It wasn’t just that only some people had mobile phones, it was that of the few phones I saw they were mostly 4yrs old or more. In fact,… Read More


Reggie Joiner/Tom Shefchunas. Lead Small. Cumming: reThink Group Inc, 2012. Overview of Lead Small This book deals with leading small groups for Youth and Children. The premise is that most people dream of doing big things, but in reality the best strategy is to invest in a small group of people. The five chapters of… Read More


Creating your own flashcards is easy. Last time I talked about a flashcard app for your phone, and now I’ll show you an easy way to make them. This technique will work for any subject matter and in several languages. So here we go… Creating the Flashcards 1. Point a web browser to https://quizlet.com/create-set and you’ll see… Read More


I always tell my students that they can learn with flashcard apps for their phones. I have even made flashcards on studystack.com for my students to access. Making flashcards is for another post. Here I want to discuss using pre-made flashcards for your own learning. Flashcard Apps for Your Phone You don’t have to look… Read More


A Brief History of Old Testament Criticism: From Benedict Spinoza to Brevard Childs is written by Mark S. Gignilliat. He is Associate Professor of Divinity (Old Testament) at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama. He has taught Hebrew, Old Testament, and Biblical Theology at Beeson since 2005. Summary of A Brief History of Old Testament… Read More