Pray4Today: Bring Your Prayers into the Digital Age

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I have long been opposed to the "Swiss Army Knife" style apps that have a million and one uses because generally they only manage to do so much because they don't do anything very well. At the same, I'm not a huge fan of life-hacking apps to operate for a purpose other than intended. Why? Is it because I'm a good rule follower? Not even close. Because I respect the app developers too much? Nope. It's because I want to have a true, native experience that is fluid and functional. Jury-rigging ... Continue Reading

PrayerMate: An iOS App to Help Your Prayer Life


If you ever struggle to find time to pray for people or can never think about what to pray about when you are praying, then maybe prayer mate is the perfect app for you. Prayer mate is a mobile app created by Andy Geers with the aim of helping you improve your prayer life and it does a great job at that. Let's take a closer look: ... Continue Reading

Transform Your Mac, iPad or iPhone Into a Full DJ System

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For the next church social or youth group party, you might consider transforming your Mac, iPad or iPhone into a full DJ system! I remember using iTunes to quasi DJ at church, but this? If I could have had this app, it would have been a whole different thing. For the beginner or advanced DJ, here's a DJ system you need to check out: ... Continue Reading

Which Tablet is Right for You? [Flowchart]

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Purchasing a tablet isn't that easy. It doesn't take long before you realize the price range and options for tablets is a broad range, only adding to the confusion. The flowchart, below, takes you through a series of questions that will help you determine where you land: iPad Air iPad Mini iPad Mini with REtina Galaxy Note Nexus 7 Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Kindle Fire HDX While I don't know if I would trust this flowchart blindly, it certainly ... Continue Reading

Owlegories: A Christ-Centered Storybook App for Kids


You can tell a lot about an artist by what he creates. That is the theme behind the recently released storybook app Owlegories, available for free on the iPad, iPhone, and Android devices. Owlegories is an interactive digital storybook app that teaches kids about God through the amazing things found in nature and revealed in God’s word.  The banner verse for Owlegories is Psalm 19:1-4: "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour ... Continue Reading

Horizon – Say Goodbye to Vertical iPhone Videos


Is it just me, or do videos that are shot vertically annoying? Well, there's an app for that. Horizon will always make sure your videos are being recorded horizontally. This not only will keep you from being THAT GUY, but gives some unique creative possibilities. Just watch and see how you can end vertical iPhone videos: ... Continue Reading

Sunrise Calendar App – for iCloud and Google Calendar

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Sunrise is a calendar app that syncs with iCloud and multiple Google Calendars, along with some other really cool features. As someone who stays organized using multiple Google Calendars, this solution fits; but Sunrises other features will be sure to please. Busy pastors (redundant, I know) and ministry leaders should defiantly consider giving Sunrise a try — check it out: ... Continue Reading

Praying Together with the Instapray Prayer App

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There are some great mobile apps for prayer. While the Prayer Notebook app is my favorite for private personal prayer, Instapray would be ranked first when it comes to community based prayer apps. Instapray is a delightful mix of social network and prayer. ... Continue Reading

Use YouVersion for Interactive Sermons (Almost)


I was set to kickoff our sermon series on Romans this semester, and we realized we wanted a more interactive method for handling questions & answers that we couldn't get to Live. Since half the room at our University focused church is using YouVersion's Bible app on their Android or iOS devices, we figured it was a good chance to kick the tires of YouVersion's Live Events feature. It's been around since 2009 or so, but we hadn't used it. Does it work? ... Continue Reading

Nightmare: Malaria — Fighting Malaria with a Video Game

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Have you ever thought of using game developing skills to fight world diseases like malaria? I certainly never have, but that's what the Against Malaria Foundation is doing! Their free iOS and Android game, Nightmare: Malaria, is not only top-notch as far as gaming goes, but has been a great catalyst to educate people on the toll that malaria is taking on Africa, how to fight malaria, and even raise the practical support that's needed in fighting malaria. Check this game out, you'll want ... Continue Reading