12 Days of ChurchMag Christmas: Favorite ChurchMag Article

Favorite Churchmag Article

This is the sixth day in a series of the 12 Days of ChurchMag Christmas. To catch the rest of the articles, check out the landing page here. ChurchMag currently has over 14,000 articles in archive with several more coming out every single day. With this kind of volume, it's hard to say just one is your favorite. Yet there is always something amazing being published here, whether you need to nerd out, combine tech with theology, or see some new software ideas your ministry can employ. Check out ... Continue Reading

12 Days of Christmas: Favorite Video Game

Favorite Video Game

This is the fifth day in a series of the 12 Days of Christmas. To catch the rest of the articles, check out the landing page here. For some of you who are in youth ministry, parents, or still in this realm, video games are a fun way to pass the time. I remember being a teenager and just waiting Christmas morning to see if I got that latest and greatest game. Now with digital downloads and mobile apps that does don't require a physical purchase, it's a little different, but the games are still ... Continue Reading

Is Your Church Social Media Only Serving Junk Food?

Is Your Church Social Media Only Serving Junk Food?

I wish I could remember where this analogy came from, but an illustration going around the Internet for businesses that want to use social media effectively is that many people's social media is simply junk food. In other words, your tweets, Facebook status updates, LinkedIn posts, YouTube videos, and Google+ posts are about as as the empty calories in a large McDonald fries. In many ways, our social media activity can be summed up in one phrase, "a waste of time." Not just for the people ... Continue Reading

12 Days of Christmas: Favorite Book

Favorite Book

This is the fourth day in a series of the 12 Days of ChurchMag Christmas. To catch the rest of the articles, check out the landing page here. It seems with technology increasing the ability for people to consume media as well as produce it, that we now have an endless supply of content that can be read. Today's article is our favorite book, but it can be consumed via eBook on our Kindle App which can be on our laptop or tablet, it can be via Audiobook as we drive to work or mow our lawn, and it ... Continue Reading

12 Days of ChurchMag Christmas: Favorite YouTube Video of 2014

Favorite Youtube Video

This is the second day in a series of the 12 Days of ChurchMag Christmas. To catch the rest of the articles, check out the landing page here. This was another great year for YouTube as more and more creative content is being posted online. Does not matter if you are someone that enjoys watching gamers, vloggers, Christian poets, sports action, comedy, or music videos. It's all there. Below we have some great recommendations for you, but I also wanted to show off a production YouTube has been ... Continue Reading

Is Tweeting Scripture A Waste of Time?

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Let me first start off this article by setting the tone for my position on this subject. I do not have the answer to the title of this article, but what you will read below is my struggle with the idea of people who tweet Bible verses. I don't have an answer for this. I'm not holding strongly to a yes or no and would love to dialogue. I will also say, I have two different Masters degrees from Seminary, so I have been well versed in Biblical hermeneutics, denominational church history, evangelism ... Continue Reading

12 Days of ChurchMag Christmas: Favorite Church Tech Blog

Favorite Church Tech Blog

This is the second day in a series of the 12 Days of ChurchMag Christmas. To catch the rest of the articles, check out the landing page here. 2014 seems like an explosion of coming out of church tech blogs. Maybe that is because I have been doing the Top 30 Church Tech Blogs, maybe it is because I'm networking, or maybe the world of tech and church are colliding and we are getting more opinions and better reporting! (I hope it's the third.) Today, we wanted to share our favorite church blog. ... Continue Reading

12 Days of ChurchMag Christmas: Favorite Podcast

12 Days of Christmas- Favorite Podcast

This is the first day in a series of the 12 Days of ChurchMag Christmas. To catch the rest of the articles, check out the landing page here. Podcasts have not actually gone anywhere, but they are currently making a resurgence. If you are like me, you have not stopped listening to them, but you are enjoying the new quality content that is out there. Honestly, I don't know how to ever go back to radio, doing dishes, or take a lunch without the podcasts as it is a great source of information, ... Continue Reading

12 Days of ChurchMag Christmas

12 Days of Christmas

It's Christmas time and of course that means you need to go ahead and get ready to see Santa and Christmas jump into every metaphor ever thought up. "How Can Christmas Save Your Church Tech?" "You Should Be Doing Christmas Social Media Last Month" "Get The Audio And Lighting Right For Your Manger Scene" "Stream Your Candle Light Service This Christmas. Here's How." I kind of feel like everything gets all mixed up... kind of like this song: ... Continue Reading

How To Be A Google Power User [Infographic]

Google Power User Top

I love using Google because of how effective it is to search for documents on the Interwebs. So when I initially found out about using quotation marks to search for a specific phrase several years back, I was hooked. Now that I look at the infographic below, I realize how poorly of a power user I really was. Sure, I have some of the comparators and insight browsing, but there is so much more to it than this. ... Continue Reading