I recently bought an iPhone to replace the phone that I damaged when I fell in a creek at Cherokee Park in Louisville (that’s another story). I have been extremely pleased with all that I am able to do with my iPhone.
On top of keeping up with my friends and the news, I have discovered some great ways to help me spiritually. Some of these usages might require only a minute or two while others can last much longer. Here are my Frank’s Favorite Five:
1. ESV Study Bible
Since I have an ESV Study Bible, I have access to the on-line study Bible. I simply open up my web browser on the iPhone and then save the opening
page to the desktop. I save the page that includes the passage that I am working on memorizing. That way with a click, I have my memory verses in front of me. If I have a free moment, I can rehearse a verse or two.
2. Mars Hill Church
This is a brand new application that is incredible. I hope other churches will follow suit. The app provides quick access to audio and video sermons, music and blog articles. I highly recommend it.
3. Olive Tree Bible Reader or Stanza Book Reader
These apps provide a free alternative to Amazon’s Kindle. Numerous free e-books exist as well as those for pay. With a quick scan, I have found books by Martin Luther, John Bunyan, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy and others.
4. Google Reader
Download the Google iPhone application. One of the options is the google reader. This is optimized for viewing on the phone. I quickly added the blogs that I enjoy following. With just a click I can see which blog has a new post and read it at my convenience.
With the iPod function, I can listen to music or a sermon by Matt Chandler, John Piper, Daniel Montgomery or Jimmy Scroggins while I commute. The iPod syncs with iTunes on my laptop so that I have control of which podcasts I want to hear. This week I was able to listen to an entire sermon on my way to and from work. It was time well spent.
Have you found other iPhone apps that are spiritual tools for you? If so, tell us about them in the comments section.