It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy.
The next thing you do today will be the most important thing on your agenda, because, after all, you’re doing it next.
Well, perhaps it will be the most urgent thing. Or the easiest.
In fact, the most important thing probably isn’t even on your agenda.
To The Student Pastor With Nothing But A Checkers Set. (via @WSRowan, HT @JasonGaston) Great words and great wisdom from one of our Student Ministry guys.
A few weeks ago, The Onion posted an article titled, “New Rec Room Has Everything A Teen Could Want, Reports Church Youth Pastor”. The fictional young pastor describes a room with ping pong, Foosball, couches, free snacks and soda, board games, movies, Playstations, etc. He describes it as a “cool place for teens to come after school”. The satire works because it rings so true to anyone familiar with youth-group culture, especially if you grew up in the 90s. How closely does this resemble the rec room or student center that you grew up in? Does this describe your student facilities now? If you are a pastor, does this describe what you want your student facilities to become?
8. “Hey Siri”
Apple talked about this in the press conference, but it kind of disappeared with everything else going on. You can now use Siri entirely hands-free when your phone is plugged into a charger, but you have to enable a setting first. Head to Settings > General > Siri and tap the “Allow “Hey Siri” option. Now, when your phone plugged in, you can initiate Siri by just saying “Hey Siri” out loud. It sounds simple enough, but it makes using Siri in a car a million times better.