Re-Hacked: My Scripture Top 5

Yesterday, I discussed the Scripture Top Ten Method of approaching scripture. It starts with a favorite passage or verse and then through discovery or study leads to other similar or noteworthy passages. Here is five of my top ten and why they are significant. Nos. 6-10 will come tomorrow. 1. Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) – I used... Continue Reading →

Re-Hacked: The Scripture Top Ten Method

In light of my recent emphasis during the "Year of The Word", I thought I would repost something I posted a little over a year ago. This was my previously successful attempt at approaching scripture. For most of my life, reading scripture has been intimidating. I avoided reading scripture because I was afraid that I... Continue Reading →

Soft Drinks It Is

On Monday, I posted about Lent and how to participate in it this year. I have wrestled with what it is that I need to give up for Lent. I thought about giving up Twitter or maybe gossip or negativity but I went back to what I said about the connection between the body and... Continue Reading →

Christian Life Hacker Guide To Lent

This week marks the beginning of Lent – the 40 days preceding Easter Sunday. I know many people in my faith tradition, Baptist, who have never heard the term much less practiced a 40 day period of fasting in conjunction with Lent. This is a shame. To join millions of other Christians in preparing our hearts, minds, and bodies... Continue Reading →

A Cure For The Blues

Dallas Willard once said that if you are feeling down, even depressed, you should start reading the Psalms, preferably aloud. Yesterday, I needed a pick me up and I randomly selected Psalm 16 as a starting point. Here is some of what I read:  I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at... Continue Reading →

Good Words

I think creativity is the best marker of a Christian Life Hacker. Donald Miller's Storyline Conferencesare a great example of thinking outside the box in ministry. Here is a timeline exercise that you can do from home. I have come across many regimented and structured approaches to the Bible but many of these programs lose... Continue Reading →

Introducing 23 Things

23 Things is a learning phenomenon within the circles in which I work. To keep up with trending technologies and to train those that are somewhat leery of new web movements, a librarian developed 23 Things to introduce these technologies and to give participants the opportunity to develop new skills and apply internet based tools... Continue Reading →

Guide To Giving To the Homeless

What do you do when a homeless person asks you for money? Is there a more vexing question for people? So many spend way too much time thinking and stressing over these encounters. For some people, the entire weight of human existence and all that is right in the world is hanging on the proper... Continue Reading →

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