Wednesday, April 2, 2014

All Around the Web - April 2, 2014



HT: The Guardian


The Christianward Collective - 8 Causes of Spiritual Depression
Physical Tiredness
Neglect of the Means of Grace
Trials and Suffering
Cares of the World
Too Much Introspection
Sin
Lukewarmness
God's Withdrawing A Sense of His Delight

David Murray - 40 Best Online Resources on Burnout
If what I’m seeing and hearing is representative of our wider culture, we are facing an epidemic of burnout among Christians, and especially among pastors. Here are the 40 best resources on the subject that I’ve collected over the years. Hope you don’t get burnout reading through them!

For more lists of online resources on subjects like counseling preaching, leadership, and battling porn, click here.

Jennifer Thorn - 5 Hard Things To Pray For Your Husband
1. Conviction of Sin
2. Humility of Heart
3. Patience in Life
4. Love for God

CNS News - College Students Fail to Name a Single U.S. Senator




Jemar Tisby - How to Memorize Entire Books of the Bible
Principles for Memorizing Scripture
Before we go further, the good doctor gives some principles for Scripture memorization:
  • Review Old Verses—“Work before play!” says Dr. Davis.  Make sure you refresh yourself on what you’ve already learned before moving on to new verses.
  • Repeat Over Time—It is more helpful to say a verse once a day for 100 days than to say it 100 times in a single day.  So repeat these exercise once daily over a long period.
  • Memorize Verse Numbers—You’ll be less likely to skip verses and more easily cite them if you memorize the verse numbers (e.g. 1:1 = one-one) as if they were part of the verse.
  • Photograph with Your Eyes—Memorizing is taking mental pictures and remembering them.  Pretend you are taking a picture of each word to help you memorize them.
  • Say It Out Loud—Remembering how words sounds will help you embed them into your long term memory.  You can also practice inflection when you say them out loud to help you get the sense of the text and remember it better.
The Method
So how do you do it?  What’s the actual method?  It’s pretty simple.
  1. Day One: Read the verse aloud 10 times. Be sure to say the verse number each time (e.g. Eph. 1:1).  Then cover up the words and recite the verse from memory 10 times.
  2. Day Two: Recite the previous day’s verse 10 times.  Then do the new verse of the day.  Read the verse aloud 10 times,  (say the verse number; e.g. 1:2) then cover up the words and recite it from memory 10 times.
  3. Day Three: Recite the previous day’s verse (Eph. 1:2) 10 times from memory (include the verse number).  Recite all the old verses together (e.g. Eph. 1-2) ONCE.  Then practice the new verse of the day (e.g. Eph. 1:3).  Read the verse aloud 10 times.  Then cover the words and recite the verse 10 times from memory.
  4. Day Four: Recite the previous day’s verse (Eph. 1:3) 10 times from memory (include the verse number).  Then recite all the old verses together (e.g. Eph. 1:1-3) together ONCE. Practice the new verse of the day.  Read the verse aloud 10 times.  Then cover the words and recite the verse 10 times from memory.


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