Category Archives: Personal Development

Planning your Preaching Calendar

In this post I will lay out a method that I have developed for planning and tracking your sermons over the course of a calendar year. At the end of the post I will recommend some books I have found … Continue reading

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Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age

I’m reading Maggie Jackson’s 2008 book “Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age” (Prometheus Books, ). It’s outstanding and touches on some of the thoughts and concerns I’ve had of late. Here are some links to reviews, … Continue reading

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Don’t Have Time to Read? Come on!

Check out Karl Rove’s piece in Friday’s The Wall Street Journal: “Bush is a Book Lover.” Forget Bush’s policies, forget whether you are for or against the war in Iraq, forget whether he was a good president or not. Bush … Continue reading

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Read Books, Not Blogs

Over at The Blazing Center, Stephen gives good advice: Read Books, Not Blogs. Not only do I wish some of my brethren would heed this advice, I wish I could get back some of the time I’ve wasted. Also, read … Continue reading

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