Today I want to show you how to backup ministry computers, and why you should. I think you’ve heard that I’m very big on backing up computers in case of a tragedy. But why should you do it? Why You Should have a Backup Plan Hard drives die. Spinning disks die after 3-5yrs, and Solid… Read More


My Greek resource list includes items that I use frequently. These may not be the items that I would use if writing a professional paper. Instead they are the actual things that I use. Anyway, here we go.     1. This is my favorite Greek resource. I use this one daily for my Bible… Read More


goals

Each Year I make a list of goals for that year. This year I accomplished most of my 2016 Goals. I’ll list them below and give a quick description. I Graduated with my Ph.D. in Old Testament. This one has been on the yearly goal list for a couple of years. 2016 was the year.… Read More


Planning Center People is a Church management software plus other helpful stuff. I’ve really come to appreciate this piece of software after using it for about a year and a half. What is Planning Center People This is an Internet, or cloud-based, system. It is not installed on a server that you host yourself. This… Read More


How does Jim Collins’ Good to Great apply to Christian ministry? Jim Collins book may not be aimed at ministries, but I’d argue that Good to Great 6 takeaways certainly apply to your ministry. One thing you should know about this book if you’re in a hurry. There are helpful chapter summaries at the end of each chapter to… Read More


Today I want to talk about 3 steps to stay organized, becuase I don’t know about you but occasionally I have a week, or even a month (like this past June), where I’m completely overloaded. For example, in June I was teaching a seminary class AND working full-time AND we had a few special events at… 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 use wunderlist to manage my tasks and to do lists across all of my devices. Yes, there are lots and lots of apps you could use. Why do I use Wunderlist? I use it because its simple enough to be used as a substitute for a piece of paper, and complex enough to allow… Read More