Deep Word #98: Today my goal is to read through the Ambidextrous Church blog …

October 6, 2020: Today my goal is to read through the Ambidextrous Church blog and get an overall understanding of what is there. The purpose of this blog is to provide information of interest to Pastors, like myself.

The logline is “Effective Methodist churches … effectively making disciples.”

All the posts on this blog should fit within those boundaries.

I will not be reading posts today that do not fit within those boundaries. I will back them up and move them to other blogs where they fit. I will also remove categories and posts that draw no interest for me to finish them, all empty placeholders.

I will keep my MBA Purpose in mind, desiring that each post reflect it.

I will add a basic template to every post where it is missing.

I will dictate whatever thoughts occur to me.

I will attempt to understand how my writing is Deep Work, and how to make it more so.


On which blog does Bible study belong? I’ve repeatedly said that the commands of Jesus are prime but I do not want them hidden under piles of bric a brac. Should I use an existing blog, such as the four-cornered room, or should I add a Blog specifically for this purpose? Disciplewalk, perhaps?

When I write, I will ask: Cui bono? Who benefits from this? There need to be four necessary beneficiaries: me, my neighbor, my God and His Church.

Deep Word Writing Project Template



Note: [ under construction! ]

What gets your attention?
What human needs or problems are addressed?
What questions do you have?
What solution or hope does it offer?

What does it say that we need to obey?
What would a camera see if this happened?
Who needs to hear this?
What are the actual steps that I would take?

SOURCE – Footnotes:

[1]  Cal Newport, Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World (New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2016),


This post, and others in this series, are based on the book Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport (New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2016), and as a group are a review of the important ideas and of the entire book. I was also privileged to take the online course Life of Focus Standard Edition [CN040]taught by Cal Newport and Scott Young and presented through, which enhanced my understanding of the subject which I am now applying to my own profession, the work of the local church pastor.

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