Church Tech Equipment Upkeep Tips

Equipment Upkeep Tips

One of the oft forgotten realities of using technical equipment is that it will break, fail or otherwise develop issues and will need to be repaired. The question is, what are your next steps? Here's what I recommend: ... Continue Reading

25 of the Most Common Passwords in 2014

password screen - image

Maybe passwords are obsolete or maybe we just don't know what makes a strong password. I guess it really doesn't matter if they're becoming obsolete, since that's what we are using for Internet security. A chain is as strong as its weakest link, and when it comes to passwords, it looks like we are that link. ... Continue Reading

Get Your Church on the ‘Digital Highway’


Pope Francis recently spoke about the “digital highway” when he urged the church to be a welcoming place to our Internet neighbors. Who are they? 97% of people 18-29 in the U.S. are on the Internet 93% of people 30-49 in the U.S. are on the Internet 88% of people 50-64 in the U.S. are on the Internet 57% of people 65 and older in the U.S. are on the Internet Where is our country today? Online. So shouldn’t the church be there? ... Continue Reading

Why Caffeine Addicts Hate Fasting


Someone once insinuated on social media that coffee is the only legal drug [sic] that Christians proudly consume. Is the greatest drink ever really a drug? Another story, another post I guess. A more relevant question to ask would be: What happens when you strip coffee from a Christian brother like me? What happens when you stop your daily supply of coffee in order to commune with God? ... Continue Reading

Office 365: Free for Nonprofits

Microsoft 365 for Nonprofits Screen

Is your church, ministry or nonprofit organization using Microsoft 365? Did you know that you might be able to get a free license? It's true! Qualified nonprofits can get Office 365 for free or at a 'significant discount.' As those working for a nonprofit know, finding the financial resources to spend on even the most basic of technology needs can be difficult—and Microsoft is here to help. :) ... Continue Reading

The Best Task Management Tools for 2015


I remember seeing a tweet stating that “todo apps are the 'hello world' post of app development.” You know, the one everyone has to make to get started as an app developer and usually comes about because they realise they need to get organised and dislike all the options currently out there. There are thousands of different todo apps out there, and if you are not careful, you can end up wasting time switching between todo apps constantly searching for the “perfect todo app” (spoiler alert, ... Continue Reading

How Do You Pronounce GIF, Meme and Data?

How Do You Pronounce

There are some tech words that I read and type all the time, but when it comes to speaking them, I get a little unsure about myself. Let's just say, I've had to make a few ChurchMag Podcast edits (just ask Jeremy and Phil). :) Here's a quick list from Mashable, along with a 'tech term pronunciation poll' that proves that none of us are alone when it comes to erroneous tech talk: ... Continue Reading

Don’t Quantify Yourself: Finding Your Worth in Jesus

Quantified Self

Have you ever hear the term “the quantified self”? I hadn’t until I saw this article on Mashable. The video they produced to help explain the concept is after the break. Now, I have no problem with the angle presented by the video. Gathering data from wearable tech to help with the advancement of medical science in general and prescriptive medicine for the individual is fantastic, a true wonder of technology. However... I worry that I’ve written too much on this. We talked about it a bit in ... Continue Reading