On Sunday a guest in church asked if I was the one who wrote a blog and she mentioned reading it. I did not have the presence of mind nor cleverness to ask what she read or to inquire as to what interested her or whether she found it helpful.She must have read one of [...]Read the rest of this entry »
Posts Tagged ‘blogging’
Tony Reinke wrote an interesting article listing 15 tips on blogging which he had drawn from the Writings of John Newton, the former slave-trader who encountered Christ and became a hymn-writer and quite a prolific letter writer too. His letters were written in an informal easy style, topical, and experience-based. This is similar to blogging. [...]Read the rest of this entry »
Reasons not to blog
In the past year I have been nibbling on the idea of a blog funeral for blogpastor.net. One reason was my burnout. My blog entries went downhill and I wrote less often. My heart was not there and inspiration waned. Another was the temptation to follow the crowd. Many blogs have in [...]
New media networking
An exciting weekend gave me further encouragement to blog. The invitation to preach at the New Covenant Church came through the new media. Peter Sze had been reading blogpastor.net for two years and we became friends on Facebook. He announced one day that he was starting a new church and I politely mentioned [...]
I have begun to upload old blogpastor posts. Some I do for sentimental reasons, like the one in memory of my mum, which was an edited version of my online eulogy of her when she slipped into glory last year.
Many more I need to upload because I find them informative and helpful and want [...]
Memories in a thumbdrive.
I took it from Vee San, my website designer, and thanked her profusely. At least the files of all my archived posts were intact. Some were precious because they were the fruit of research and risk. Others were sentimental in value. Not only were all the files intact, but they looked and [...]
This was a prayer written by William Barclay for use by writers, authors, journalists or speakers. I find it useful for bloggers like myself so I have mounted it on my ABOUT page as a prayer and reminder for myself.
O God, you gave me the gift and the responsibility of using words. Help me in [...]
I have done much to hone the teaching gift the Lord has given me. I went into the National Institute of Education and had homiletical training in seminary, attended seminars on preaching, and read and practised what I gleaned from scores of books on preaching. Most importantly I preached and taught hundreds of times.
When it [...]
I have written out of necessity to pass my theological exams and in the course of pastoral work. I have also steadily kept journals since I was in National Service, after I became a Christian. These were mainly my devotional jottings, prayers, feelings, and sermon ideas. However in recent years, I have experienced an unrelenting [...]Read the rest of this entry »
While I was taking a break from blogging, my blogpastor.net website was hacked. By whom and for what reason, I do not know . Attempts were made to remove the fraudulent sites, but when that failed, the webmaster had to shut the site down.
Thank God the old files were not lost. This meant that about [...]