About

My name is Alan Carr and I am the Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Lenoir, NC. I am the webmaster for www.sermonnotebook.org and a few other web sites. I teach Homiletics, Manuscript Evidence and The Life of Christ at West Lenoir Baptist School of Ministry here in Lenoir.

I have been married to my wife Joan for 32 years. Joan’s blog is here. We have two children Nikki age 30 and Jesse age 27.

My favorite things, besides the Lord and my family of course, are Mac computers and good books.

4 comments on “About

  1. texaspreacher88 says:

    Here here!!!!! From a fellow Kindle lover!

  2. Bill Moore says:

    Hi Alan. I did a search about preaching with an iPad and came across this post. I’ve not yet entered the tablet world and am trying to talk myself out of pre-ordering the new iPad. I’m getting weaker by the moment. ;-) The Logos app makes the iPad pretty enticing, though I realize the app is pretty bare-bones compared to Logos 4 on my Lenovo ThinkPad. The iPad with Retina display is pretty enticing.

    • Alan says:

      Brother Bill:

      Thank you for your comments. I really do like the iPad. It is one of the single best investments I have ever made in my ministry and in my preaching. Being able to hace access to my library of sermons and Bible study tools on the go is a wonderful things for me. I have Logos, WordSearch and Accordance on my desktop, and i have access to most of the volumes in my various libraries on the iPad as well. By the way, Accordance is the way to go if you ever make the switch to a Mac. I agree that the Logos app is pretty bare bones right now. However, they do continue to improve it from time to time. The WordSearch app is slow and quirky. I am hoping they will continue to work on it as well. Like you, I am salivating over the New iPad, but I must be strong and continu to use my first gen iPad for a while longer. By the way, the differences between the iPad 2 and the New iPad are, in my opinion, kind of meager. There are some great deals to be had right now on iPad 2 models. Happy hunting Brother!

  3. Bill Moore says:

    Actually, it is the retina display that’s the selling point to me with the new iPad. I had seen the iPad 2 in an Apple Store last June but was unimpressed with the fonts for reading. My Kindle had spoiled me, and access to my Logos library was, and is, a primary consideration for an iPad. I decided to wait, and then the fall brought forth the rumors of a retina-like display. I understand your hanging tough with your iPad 1. We always have to deal with opportunity cost.

    Thank you for your ministry.

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