Church &Nerd stuff 18 Oct 2005 08:10 am

sydneyanglicans.net – Welcome to God-casting

Quality evangelical audio content is now being made available at sydneyanglicans.net. If you’ve got an mp3 player, why not drop in and have a look?

I’ll try loading some of these into my player for morning walks. Watch out for some comments on the content, here on the Flying Nerd.

sydneyanglicans.net – Welcome to God-casting

13 Responses to “sydneyanglicans.net – Welcome to God-casting”

  1. on 19 Oct 2005 at 9:45 (Sydney) 1.Zog said …

    Hey, Nerdo, try something from Bruce Smith. He was a beautiful wordsmith (now gone to be with the Lord), a powerful and unique preacher of God’s Word. Let me know what you think.

  2. on 19 Oct 2005 at 9:49 (Sydney) 2.Richard said …

    “Nerdo?” That’s a bit rich coming from a yellow child-scaring monster called Zog!

    I will give Mr Smith a burl. With a bit of luck I will be able to figure out a way to get these things quickly and easily into my player. I’m trying out some software called ‘iPodder’ — which works for more than iPods!

    FN.

  3. on 19 Oct 2005 at 17:57 (Sydney) 3.Neil said …

    Hey Rich, iTunes is a pretty darn good MP3 player/manager and podcast-handling thingy (a technical term). and it works with non-iPod players…

  4. on 19 Oct 2005 at 18:37 (Sydney) 4.Zog said …

    Neil, that’s good, ‘cos I’ve just downloaded it to catch the sydang podcast, and haven’t bought an mp3 player yet, and wasn’t sure if I wasn’t limiting myself to iPods!

    Hey Nerd-meister, who you calling yella’?

  5. on 19 Oct 2005 at 18:38 (Sydney) 5.Richard said …

    Neil, I seem to have iPodder just about sorted now for loading mp3s into the directory that gets transferred into my Rio Karma HDD player (probably one of less than 10 of this device in Australia!). I just wish I could figure out a way to have all the Podcasts tagged in some way so that I can easily find them on my player… in amongst 15GB of music. The Karma lists tracks according to id3 tags — but I haven’t yet found an automatic way of getting all the Podcasts into one place for easy finding and selection. If you see what I mean.

  6. on 19 Oct 2005 at 18:39 (Sydney) 6.Richard said …

    Zog — take a look in the mirror, fella (or whatever you are).

  7. on 19 Oct 2005 at 18:45 (Sydney) 7.Richard said …

    Hey Zog — let me know when you find some Bruce Smith podcasts. They elude me so far. FN.

  8. on 19 Oct 2005 at 20:34 (Sydney) 8.Simon said …

    Richard, you might look at Odeo (http://www.odeo.com) it’s a site which allows you to subscribe to and manage podcasts online. The Odeo Syncr downloads your sync list. It creates a Playlist in Windows Media Player, or iTunes called “Odeo”… my point is… when it downloads the file it is supposed to set the Genre for the file as “Podcast”, which I’m guessing would allow you to find them on your Karma.

  9. on 19 Oct 2005 at 21:04 (Sydney) 9.Richard said …

    Thanks, Simon. I’ll check it out!

  10. on 19 Oct 2005 at 22:13 (Sydney) 10.Zog said …

    Sorry, I saw them in the mp3 library, not in the podcast section. Maybe a bit more fiddly, but definitely worth the effort, imho.

  11. on 19 Oct 2005 at 22:42 (Sydney) 11.Richard said …

    Zog: found them. Loaded them. They’ll need LONG walks – over an hour each! I’ll start one off in the morning. Looking forward to it. – FN

  12. on 24 Oct 2005 at 10:24 (Sydney) 12.Richard said …

    Big thumbs up for the late Bruce Smith!

    I’ve listened to his session on the rich man and Lazarus. This is quality teaching. And it contains concrete warnings for expositors and Bible readers in terms of thinking about what the passage really means compared to what we might like to make it mean. In particular, Smith warns about falsely concluding that a PARABLE is an ALLEGORY.

    (As well as the message), I particularly enjoyed Smith’s clarity of expression and intelligent choice of words. It’s not a style that would suit most youth or young adult congregations, but I love it!

    Recommended listening.

    Now, who can tell me more about Bruce Smith?

    – FN

  13. on 25 Oct 2005 at 13:49 (Sydney) 13.Zog said …

    I have a copy of the journal ‘Kategoria’ which has bit about him, and annual lecture that now runs bearing his name.

    Peter Jensen was the inaugural Smith Lecturer.

    The journal also has an article by Bruce Smith, and some of his poetry.

    Will lend it to you for your spare time reading.