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Free Christian Audiobooks


I love audiobooks!  Like many, I’m really busy and spend a lot of time on the road.  I’m not a big fan of the FM radio that plays the same tired four songs all day and even my satellite radio becomes monotonous at time.  So, from time to time I like plugging in an Audiobook.

Audible.com is a good site, but sometimes pricey.  ChristianAudio.com has a lot of great content and really health “free download” site.  There are a variety of authors, including Timothy Keller, which I just download.

The site is complete with MobileApps, podcasts and a blog.

Give it a try!


The GloBible Rocks!

The GloBible

I just downloaded the GloBible app for my iPad and it’s amazing!  I’ve always been a big fan of YouVersion app for my phone and iPad, but the GloBible goes much further (upgraded version).  Multiple versions, interactive videos and photos, multi-media lessons and social sharing are all integrated into a very cool and user friendly interface.  The downside is that it doesn’t support the Droid phones.

Social Media and the Birth of Christ Videos

It’s pretty viral, so you may have already seen these Videos about the birth of Christ would look like with Social Media. If you haven’t you’re in for a treat. These are pretty cool!

Free eBooks on the Emergent Faith

I’ve been meaning to share this for awhile. The following list of books is from the Resurgance Blog.  There are some great resources here. Enjoy!


Pastor Dad

Mark Driscoll

Every dad is a pastor who must learn to care for his flock well. This book by Pastor Mark Driscoll teaches spiritual insights on fatherhood.

Get it here

Porn-Again Christian

Mark Driscoll

God tells us that his people tend to satisfy their thirst not by drinking from his streams of living water, but instead drinking from man-made toilets (Jer. 2:13). Pastor Mark Driscoll discusses pornography and masturbation candidly in this book.

Get it here

Grow: Organic Discipleship

Winfield Bevins

Organic Discipleship is an understanding of spiritual formation that begins and ends with the gospel. This book provides pastors and church planters with a great tool for developing an organic discipleship process.

Get it here

A Primer on the Holy Spirit

Winfield Bevins

The Spirit plays an important role in personal salvation, church formation, and the general spread of the gospel. This free e-book provides an introduction to the Person and work of the Holy Spirit. Includes discussion questions for each chapter.

Get it here

Preaching & the Emerging Church

John Bohannon

Evidence abounds of the emerging church movement—blogs, conferences, seminary classes, doctorate programs, and the birth of an entire class of literature. This ebook offers a thorough critique and evaluation of the preaching of four leaders of the emerging church movement.

Get it here

Gospel-Centered Discipleship: Forming Fight Clubs of Faith

Jonathan Dodson

If you’ve struggled to follow Jesus by veering away from the gospel into duty-bound legalism or moralistic indifference, then this book is for you! Fight Clubs is a radical call to fight the fight of faith in the strength of the gospel.

Get it here.

Your Mobile, Your Laptop, Your Church and YouVersion

Laptops, Droids, iPhones and Sunday Mornings

I’ve finally gotten over my anxiety about having my Mac or Droid out at church.  Sometimes I’m Tweeting of FaceBooking something from the service (rarely) and moreoften I’m using it to take notes on products like Evernote.  Recently I’ve been using my YourVersion account more.

YouVersion.com is a tool for reading and studying the Bible.  It allows quick access to scriptures where you can make your own notations, find those of your friends or cross reference other versions of the Bible.  Additionally it has a Social Networking aspect to it.  And I really enjoy the apps for the mobile devices that sync with your online account.

I know this sounds like a commercial (as does the YouTube versions of the introduction), but it really is a useful tool.  It creates a new interactive layer to the sermon.

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Video Introduction

Church Groups

Today I setup a group for our local church.  You’re welcome to join at http://www.youversion.com/groups/gc3family

Putting Videos on Facebook

A great way to engage other friends on Facebook is to leave short videos.  It’s very easy to do… here’s how:

New to Twitter? Here’s some TweetDeck help!

I’ve found a bunch of new Twitter folks at the Virginia Homeschool Conference.  It prompted me to put up this Tweetdeck tutorial that I did for work a bit ago.  If you’re new to Twitter, than having the right tools makes it a lot easier and more enjoyable!

What would Jesus Twitter?

I am usually not a fan of re-blogging, but occasionally I come across something so funny or creative, that I can’t help myself.  I came across Greg Steir’s blog today and found his post about the possibility of Jesus Twittering.  I had to share it…

Do you think Jesus would have been on Twitter if it was available while He was on earth? Interesting question with an unknowable answer. But if had been on Twitter I would love to read His “tweets.” I’m sure they would have been much better than the ones I will propose. Actually they would have been perfect. But here is my goofy, hypothetical shot at it:

“Been hanging at the temple for the last 3 days. Mom and dad just found me. They’re ticked.”

“40 days without food. Satan doing a full court temptation press. Does he really think he can win?”

“Made a whip, flipped some tables and drove out a ton of religious rip offs. I love my job.”

“Just healed ten lepers,only one came back to thank me. Nothing worse than ungrateful ex-lepers.”

“5 loaves + 2 fishes x the power of God = Fish and Chips for 5,000! Thanks for your lunch kid!”

“Want to make Pharisees mad? Heal a guy with a withered hand on the Sabbath or just preach truth.”

“Got laughed at because I said a dead girl was sleeping. Guess what? She just woke up!”

“Judas just got upset that a former prostitute ‘wasted’ expensive perfume on me. He doesn’t get it.”

“Revealed my glory to 3 disciples. Moses & Elijah showed. Peter wanted to set up a tent. Crazy Pete!”

“Rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. Sure, they’re waving palm branches now. Give them a week.”

“Just rose from the dead. Can’t find my disciples. I heard they all went fishing. Go figure.”

“Showed Thomas my scars. He’s not doubting anymore.”

“Watching my disciples as I ascend to heaven. They look helpless. Will send Holy Spirit soon.”

I encourage you to go read his blog at http://www.gregstier.org, and I found him on Twitter as @gregstier