To-Do List Tip: Using Tags

Get it DONE with Tags

Last week I shared a number of to-do list tips that I've learned and Darius asked: “I’d be curious to know how you implemented your priority and tagging system...” Since I use Asana, prioritization is integrated to a degree, but I've since learned that using tags brings a new layer that helps me prioritize tasks at the beginning of each day. I also use tags to organize some projects in sort of a sub-category fashion as well. In the video below, I show you how I go about doing this in Asana, ... Continue Reading

Church Tech Wisdom: 5 One Liners to Live By

5 one liners to live by

As we continue to develop technology and media in ministry we need some philosophical guard rails to help us be successful in our endeavors, as well as keep us sane. These 5 one liners to live by in church tech help me stay consistent and valuable to what God is doing on this earth. ... Continue Reading

Logos 6: Everything You Need to Know

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Logos 6 is here! Once again Logos has assembled an amazing application that brings biblical study to an entire new level of unparalleled intensity. Logos 6 does an excellent job of mixing classical study resources with interactive, digital resources. Logos 6 is a must have application for ministers, teachers, students, and anyone who loves to immerse themselves in biblical studies. I would have to agree with what John Piper says about Logos: ... Continue Reading

10 Dropbox Alternatives

Dropbox Alternatives - Dropbox

Even if you hear multiple stories of how Dropbox saves the day, the moment you hear about them losing over 27,000 files, you doubt their service. The price of cloud files storage has been going down every six months to a year. As the number of apps and services that sell or give space increases, the prices go lower and lower. I remembered when I had 50GB for $10 a month—I now have a 1TB for the same price! That's a huge jump and leaves many users paying for space they'll never use or need. So ... Continue Reading

What Dropbox Did After Losing 27,000+ Files [Podcast]

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Imagine if Dropbox lost over 27,000 of your files? What would you expect them to do? How would you like them to respond? Dropbox lost, deleted, erased, mishandled, 27,000+ of Kenny Jahng's files and he was disappointed—rightfully so—of how Dropbox has handled the situation. Kenny talks about some of the details surrounding Dropbox's #EPIC #FAIL, how they handled it, and what the Church can learn from Dropbox's unhuman response. ... Continue Reading

Airmail 2.0 — The Best Mac Email Client

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Let me cut through the noise and tell you straight up: I am smitten with Airmail 2.0 and wished that all my Windows user friends could use this Mac email client. As you may know, I've reviewed and tried a number of email clients recently (Inky, Postbox, Mailbox and Sparrow). I finally settled on Sparrow. ... Continue Reading

To-Do List Tips

Get it Done - DONE

My to-do list and project management came crashing down last week. I thought I had a great system, when I realized that I not only was letting stuff 'fall through the cracks,' but that my to-do list made me feel heavy. Before, it made me feel light. I didn't have to fret or worry about missing something, because I would find it in my to-do list. For some reason, however, this wasn't working anymore. Did I need a new app? ... Continue Reading

What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say About Technology

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Technology and religion seem almost to exist in separate planes of existence. Fact and faith. Science and superstition. They’re not wholly incompatible, mind you—just difficult to reconcile sometimes. But if we were to turn to the Bible for guidance about the place that technology should occupy in a God-fearing civilization, what would we find? The answer is: not a lot. Prophetic though it may be, the Bible remains relatively silent on the subject of mankind’s technological progress. That is, ... Continue Reading

The Caffeine Causality Loop

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So I am back on caffeine. After going a full month without having my usual daily dose of morning and afternoon coffee, I am back in 'the loop.' And while it can be a productivity killer, I am drinking it with far more moderation and mindfulness than before; so I am considering my month long stint away from coffee as a success. In an effort to avoid the pitfall pictured below, I will probably be doing this again if I find myself trapped in this vicious circle: ... Continue Reading