by Christopher Mann
Can’t Christian laymen be that salt?
Answer: “Yes/and.” Pastors have the forward-thinking, intentional and missional mindset, trained and equipped with a formal education, that welcomes Jesus Christ into a public discussion.
Do all pastors have this mentality, education, inclination? No, no, and no; I’m under no illusion that this description fits all or maybe even most pastors; ReSermon exists in large part because pastors are not showing up to the public square (or otherwise minimize that calling). The pastoral absence from the public square significantly explains its decay, and ReSermon wants to help fix this.
The public square needs the visual presence of the pastor to attend non-profit board meetings, panel discussions, city council meetings and community discussions, and encourage Christian laity to do the same. In doing this, the pastor demonstrates the importance of Christian laymen serving similarly and infusing into these communities their own unique biblical salting-effect.
“My people die from a lack of knowledge,” God said through the prophet Hosea (Hosea 6:8). ReSermon is helping today’s prophets reintroduce biblical salt to a culture decaying from its ignorance of Him.
Christopher Mann is the founder of ReSermon.com.
By Christopher Mann for ReSermon.com
You immediately expand your ministry reach to the deaf and hearing alike.
Life Lessons from the Jeremy Manual of Style
Thing vs. Hulk—who wins?
Every six year old boy wrestled with this juvenile theodicy in 1975, and while we didn’t exactly know why it mattered, it mattered. A lot.
In 1975, we didn’t have to care about who would win in Vietnam or New Orleans (Steelers beat the Vikings, 16-6) so we had the personal margin to do what the world otherwise overlooked—ponder the massive implications over who would win the battle of Green v. Orange.
“When you're walking through season of adversity, God is at work. No matter what the adversity, God will finish the work.”
A Beautiful Promise: Part 3
by Pastor Ron Williams
Pathway Community Church, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Transcribed and closed captioned by ReSermon
In 2009, Google introduced automated closed captioning for its videos, marking a wonderful advance for the deaf and hard of hearing. Google deserves mega kudos for this advancement. It is not just "better than nothing." The innovation can be truly helpful, and six years later, the tech is still being improved.
That said, there are still major reasons that content makers in general, and churches in particular, should not rely on Google Automatic Captioning (GAC):
ReSermon can meet any turn-around deadline. Whether you need it in a week from now or an hour from now, we're ready when you are.
Plus, you don’t have to delay posting your video content on account of ReSermon. If the video has to publish immediately, do it. Posting both the file and the closed caption file at the same time is ideal, but if something is that time sensitive, then you can upload the video, notify ReSermon, and we will immediately begin on the CC file. Then, we can log into your YouTube or Vimeo account and upload the file directly. All the while, the ability of your viewers to consume your content will be uninterrupted.
Whatever your tight turn-around needs, ReSermon won't disappoint.
The case for leveraging your spoken content into greater, repurposed value in the public square.
If you have been teaching long enough, you've heard that line. And, they're probably right; you should write that down, but who has the time?
An average speaker will speaking at around 100-200 words per minute and at the end of an hour, he might utter around 6,000 words. The question becomes, how do you capture that value and leverage it? Should that value be contained to the walls of a worship center, classroom or lecture hall, or could it be repurposed into greater venues like blog entries (typically 300-500 words each), social media posts (15-100 words each), editorial articles (800-1500 words each) or full length books (150,000 words+)?
By English: Cpl Erik Villagran [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons