Church Tech Snack Pack #039

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Is it just me, or does the summer slow down the web? I imagine that with summer vacations and time playing in the sprinkler lends to less time spent online. #FTW! While a light snack pack this week, it's a snack pack nonetheless: ... Continue Reading

#WeAreN — Showing Global Support for Iraq’s Christians

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If you've seen the hashtag — #WeAreN — or the Arabic letter “N” — pictured above — in your social media feed,  here's why: “With Isis militants still in control of Mosul in Iraq, Christians there are facing repression. The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) took control of the city in early June. Militants have marked Christian houses with the letter "N" in Arabic, to single them out for harsh treatment. On social media, thousands have taken the symbol and reversed its meaning - ... Continue Reading

The ChurchMag Foundry

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We are embarking on an experiment. One that I am super-excited about and I hope proves itself to be a great success. It all started several months ago when I first interviewed Kenny Jahng. Before and after the interview we talked about a number of things, including the initial idea of what eventually became ChurchMag Press. Kenny is an awesome marketing thinker who is great at communication and a natural at harnessing it for the Church. Another idea that cropped-up during our chat, was ... Continue Reading

Can You Trust the Web for Online Donations? [Infographic]

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Mobile online giving is important, but can we trust the Internet for online donations? The infographic below highlights the Internet's recent security and privacy failures and states that “75% of people already have or will have their data compromised in their lifetime.” That's a pretty scary statistic (however accurate it is) if you rely on the web to keep your data safe; but in the end, keeping your data safe has far more to do with you and me than it does companies and applications that ... Continue Reading

How to Find the Freedom to Write: Time

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The last few weeks has been a vacation of sorts. For the first time in years I have broken away from work and spent much needed time with my family, long time best friend, and away from the Internet. There were several things that I've learned from my time away from work and the web and I hope to share a few of those things in the coming days. The first thing has to do with time and its power to give the freedom to write. In this use case scenario, it's writing blog posts, but it also has me ... Continue Reading

Facebook Like Obsession: Street Mural

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This cartoony street art mural painted in Ferentino, Italy (picture above) reflects the truth about the obsession of getting Facebook Likes. Note the vision blinders, Facebook Like carrot on a stick, and the subtle touch of adding chains. Here's a cool time lapse video of Mister Thoms painting the mural: ... Continue Reading

KidCheck’s New Mobile Child Check-In App

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Having a secure children's check-in system is an essential element in providing a safe place for kids and peace of mind for parents. But yet many child check-in systems can be overwhelming and difficult to use, making it hard for both parents and organizations using these systems. That's why systems like KidCheck is such a solid solution, offering both ease and ease of mind with a system that doesn't compromise safety and security. In fact, KidCheck is bringing secure children check-in systems ... Continue Reading