Samuel Miller’s Triumph over Pastoral Distraction
Are you tempted by digital distraction and political partisanship? Gary Steward invites you to learn from Samuel Miller’s life: “When Miller became a professor at Princeton, he renounced the social, intellectual, and political entanglements that had ensnared him as a pastor in New York. By the time he arrived at Princeton he had already renounced all connections with the Masonic Lodge. He also came to renounce his Jeffersonian political views and see his former political partisanship in a negative light altogether.”
Joy in the Midst of Hope Deferred
Then Mike Leake points us to another Samuel (the Rutherford variety) for help in dealing with disappointment.
Without blogging, would we ever see such great short pieces as these come to public attention? Isn’t it a great way for people to share brief insights and spiritual lessons without having to write a whole book about it!
10 Ways Blogging has Made me More Productive
While we’re on the subject, I’m always amazed by how often people associate blogging with time-wasting. It can be a time-sink, of course. However, my own experience has been much more along the lines of this article.
7 Ways Twitter Sharpens Your Writing
Yes, even Twitter can be a help to overall communication. I certainly know a few writers (and preachers!) who could benefit from some Twitter training.
How to write a Theology Essay
Just in case my students begin to think I’m for dumbing down.
Guns, Gangs, and God: Why you should care about Chicago
Ending the week on a sobering note: “Chicago Homicides Outnumber U.S. Troop Killings In Afghanistan.” Although we may differ on how to address this carnage, I agree with the writer’s conclusion: “Everyone cannot get to Chicago overnight to impact that city, but you can be effective in your own city. When you show a concern, things can change.”