Redeeming Productivity

A Christian Approach to Getting Stuff Done (Formerly The Pastor's Week)

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How to Make Your iPhone or iPad Read Kindle Books to You

In the evenings, Charles Spurgeon’s wife would sit on a cushion at his feet and read to him. So far, I have been unsuccessful in persuading my wife to do the same for me, but I think I may have found an alternative solution. I now listen to Kindle books on iPhone. A major part of ministering revolves around reading. We are men of the Word, and men of words. Be it the Scriptures...

Envying the Damned

If you’re anything like me, you never get jealous at the success of other ministry leaders. You are always content with the realm of ministry God has allotted you and have no desire to attain the reach and influence of the megalomaniac megachurch pastor down the street.
Who are we kidding?

10 Tips for Success in Seminary

Seminary is hard. That’s a fact.
But with the right mindset and the right tools, the workload can be made more manageable. It is crucial that as seminary students we practice good study habits now, so that we will be prepared for a lifetime of diligent and productive study of God’s Word.

5 Tips to Save You From Ministry Email Overload

Look, we all hate email. The inbox, she hounds us. Messages never stop piling up, Most of them useless, and the whole email affair seems to be this never ending time-suck. No sooner do we beat back the beast than it’s back with another newsletter, urgent request, or CC/Reply All serpent of death! But like it or not, email is a form of communication that is here to stay. And as ministry...

My Strategic Objective is Covered in Guacamole

That was the thought that passed through my head as I sat at the dinner table last night, trying to get my life organized. I’m in the middle of launching this blog, remodeling a website for my day job, juggling several freelance gigs, and reading tons of productivity books to try and keep it all together—Did I mention that I’m also a full time seminary student? So, in my...

Why Pastors Must Produce

Productivity is a buzzword, to be sure. I almost regret using it to describe Christian ministry. The term “productivity” encapsulates an entire genre of books, apps, conferences—even diets. But for the pastor, called by God to feed Christ’s sheep and to shepherd the flock with care, productivity is different than the world’s version. Productivity becomes more than a matter...

Redeeming Productivity A Christian Approach to Getting Stuff Done (Formerly The Pastor's Week)

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