In January 2020, I talked with my wife, Tiffany Norris. She’s the host of This is Richardson, a local podcast for the city of Richardson, Texas. I’m the editor and producer of the show.
Your church schedule shows members and visitors what you value as a church. What does your schedule say?
This kind of speech is often called “disfluency,” which sounds like a disease. Trust me, it is not. Filler words serve multiple purposes.
Your brain is amazing, but sometimes it struggles to learn. Guess what—that’s normal.
Biblical illiteracy in the United States is a problem as old as the United States. Here’s the question we should be asking.
When I set out to understand biblical illiteracy, I kept looking to see when Bible literacy started declining? It was frustrating research.
My interest in biblical literacy was sparked by an unexpected find in the library.
Going to church was very popular in the 1950s. What about Bible literacy? Well, this might come as a shock.
There was a major culture shift in the Sixties. Maybe that’s when Bible literacy took a nose dive. Maybe?
Who preached the Sermon on the Mount? According to Gallup, many don’t know. (Read this for that answer and more insight into the biblical illiteracy problem).
Before smartphones there was a crisis of biblical illiteracy in the post-biblical era of the 90s and aughts.
Is there a trend line for declining Bible literacy? If there’s a trend, there should be a starting point. Right?
Let’s start with a brief recap of 2019 news on biblical illiteracy and discover one of the most concerning aspect of this problem.
Bible literacy is important, but all the talk about “biblical illiteracy” troubles me. Let’s see if we can get to the heart of the matter.
What would you want to learn if you found out you could actually do it?
What is on-the-go learning? How is it different than other kinds of education?
If you love talking, telling stories, editing—if you love audio—you should learn how to podcast. And your school should teach you how.
Have you ever thought about making a podcast for your community?
The MacGyver Mindset is made up of two strengths. This mindset will prevent podfading and motivate you to keep going when you face obstacles.
My dad introduced me to old-time radio when I was a kid. I fell in love with that kind of storytelling. What would it be like to recreate old time radio with a podcast.
Can I…? Should I…? Would it be okay to…? Rule 8 in podcasting will answer almost every question you have.
Is content really king? It’s powerful, no doubt, but ineffective without this co-ruler. That’s why there’s Rule 7 in podcasting.
Don’t spend a lot of money on your new podcast until you read Rule 6 in podcasting.
Do things in the right order.
Do you have a significant number?
Yes! We do want it easy. Don’t we? Should we?
Day 31 of the daily writing challenge. If anything, be consistent.
Day 30 of the 500-words daily writing challenge. An overview of my writing this past month plus my goal after the challenge is over.
Do you talk about the weather in your podcast? Stop it!
Don’t go there. Just don’t. There’s a better way!
I’m practicing telling stories.
You may avoid editing because it feels inauthentic, but you still need to edit your podcast.
Are you worried about making your message mobile?
I haven’t updated my about page in awhile, so that’s what I did—on the other site.
Day 15 of the 500-words daily writing challenge. How has this challenge affected me?
Podcasts can literally transform the lives of people who listen to them. And each year, more people start listening.
I was given a gift long before I could ever appreciate it.
There are three things that draw me to the superhero genre. Maybe these are your reasons, too.
A birthday stirs memories.
Going meta today. Writing about writing.
Content is not king. This is why.
Potential podcasters always ask “which microphone I buy?” Good question, but there’s something even more important.
If you’ve read Rules 1 and 2, you’re ready to start. That’s what Rule 3 is all about. Let’s go!
Who am I? Who are you? Let’s pause to talk about identity.
Have you embraced the first rule in podcasting? If yes, then you’re ready for Rule 2.
This is Rule 1 in podcasting. It’s the mindset you must embrace.
Technology has changed culture and the way we communicate. Here is how you can make a deeper connection.
Because of massive technological disruption, our culture has changed. How we communicate will have to change, too.
Day 1 of the daily writing challenge. Here are my first 500 words.
I talked with Jason Burton about local podcast networks.