The RPG Productivity Player’s Guide: How to Survive the Dungeon Crawl [Series]

How to Survive that Dungeon Crawl

[This is part 6 in the RPG Productivity Player’s Guide series.] In RPG’s, dungeon crawls are about as simple as it gets. Oftentimes, there’s only one goal (survive, or a variation thereof) and no megaplot. All you need to do, is hack and slash your way to the finish line, whatever that may look like. Some gamers look down on dungeon crawl games, because they crave a more complex game. They want an overarching subplot, the option to develop multiple characters, they love the conflicting info ... Continue Reading

Busyness: The Death of Your Heart

Busyness - CM

I am a very busy person. Sometimes that's my fault. Sometimes stuff happens. Sometimes I find myself having an anxiety attack and realize that it's because I've got a to-do list longer than Psalm 119 and haven't taken time to breathe, let alone pray. And that's when I start to fall apart. We were created for God's presence, and we were created to live in balance: quiet times and times of high energy and activity; times in the dark and times in the sun; times to think and times to act; times to ... Continue Reading

What About Church Tech Leadership? [Podcast #63]

Church tech leadership

The Church has never had this much technology before. With each and every day and with each and every advancement, the technology snowball grows larger and larger. So then what's the role of church tech leadership? This is a topic we begin to dive into, when church technology increasingly needs leaders who are not only well versed with technology, but theology as well. ... Continue Reading

Church Tech Snack Pack #080

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This week was a little busier in the Church tech world. The past few weeks have felt a little slow. It makes sense that the summertime would slow down a little, but I am missing all that awesome content that was buzzing around!!! I like summer, but I can't wait for the Fall. How about you? ... Continue Reading

Does Facebook Read Unposted Updates?

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If you haven't figured out by now, Facebook pretty much knows what you ate for breakfast, where you bought it, and how you paid for it. Facebook's terms of use have been the issue of heated debate. My viewpoint has always been that nothing you post on the Internet is ever safe and secure and that at some point, it may become more public than you wanted to. But now Facebook has risen to a whole new level...or should I say scooped down? ... Continue Reading

Stop Multitasking and Start Prioritizing [Infographic]

Stop Multitasking and Start Prioritizing Screener

I cannot multitask to save my life. It's bad enough that I have tried to do all of my scheduled appointments and reminders on my mobile device and see notifications and oops, I end up forgetting what I was originally doing. It's my shortcoming, but I'm finding out that it is actually more common that most realize. So what I have done is what this infographic below suggests: I prioritize. I leave my phone off and use a pen and paper. Sticky notes and whiteboards are lifesavers for me. I'll get ... Continue Reading

How to Create a Daily Todo List within Wunderlist

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Although Wunderlist is a very simple task management system, it has a few core tools that can really help you get more out of it. One of the core aspects is the ability to “star” a task and so set it as a priority. By default, this will bring it to the top of its project list and add it to a special starred list. So not only does it stand out within the list which it is on (helping you to notice the important next action), but you can also create a list of tasks which you must get done today. ... Continue Reading

What Would Your Dream Computer Be? [Case Study]

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When I was a senior in high school and getting ready to go to college, was the last time I built my own PC. It lasted me 7 years, which in the tech world, is ancient. Afterwards, when i was in ministry, I made my computer experience more about productivity than power and so switched to an Apple. Now, some 12 years after my last go at building my last PC, I want to try my hand at it again and I'd love to turn this into a bit of a collaborative project and case study. I'll probably get into the ... Continue Reading

Gender Equality In Tech and Gaming [Video]

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I am blessed enough when I was running my church technology team that I had a diverse demographic within the church congregation. Don't get me wrong, it was definitely privileged white Americans, but I had stay-at-home moms, teens, college students, retirees, and working dads all on the groups with their own specialties. The fact that I had each person in a different psychosocial stage of life, genders, level of technology and church communication competence, and character backgrounds made our ... Continue Reading