Lifechurch.tv is introducing another tool to assist believers all around the world develop relationships with God.
It’s called, BibleX.
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The 2012 year shown a radical increase in mobile devices from the traditional desktop and laptop devices and therefore a whole new market for the taking. Of course there are the normal characters like Apple, Android, and Windows, but who is using them and what are they using it for? Do they want to search the Internet or are they only using it to text and call others?
Here are a couple of great points on the infographic below:
How evironmentally-friendly is your church? As Christians, part of our responsibility is for the care of God’s creation. Yet, many churches are nowhere near being considered ‘green’ in today’s world. But now, a new app promises to turn that around.
Joulebug officially launched at the beginning of October, and still has a ways to go. Android is listed as “coming soon”, and the iOS version is designed for iPhones with an ugly 2x scaling on iPads. Yet despite the ‘beta’ feel of the app, it holds a good deal of promise.
I love the idea of several Christian-oriented nerds discussing in a very informal setting tech of some sort that may be beneficial for churches, bloggers, missionaries, and any other kind of ministry out there. To do this well, we are going to have hangouts every other Saturday (or so) at 10AM EST that will be On Air for all to see live and then we will be posting the YouTube video on ChurchMag.
You can find the link dump and details about the next hangout following our latest hangout video:
Are you a Pinterest fanatic or someone that loves to make unique things? We have a geeky invention for you to make for your loved ones or even your church’s volunteers for a great holiday treat. You can see photos of the process below, but you need to buy his eBook here for the full recipe.
Phones have been called our lifelines to the world and for many people, they are the most personal things that we own. For those of you in ministry, smartphones are a great option because you always go to meetings early, the people you are meeting do not show up on time (if at all), and so you have a solid twenty minutes that you could be checking your email, sending teens a Facebook message, or going over your sermon one last time. For bloggers and business people, smartphones can give you an advantage of connecting with clients and viewers at all times, making them invaluable.
As a parent of a five-year-old boy, I know from experience how much kids love tablets. My son plays with my iPad all the time and he can easily select and play various games of his choice. He loves playing Angry Birds and he’s getting the hang of Airmail.
He was actually quite upset when the YouTube app disappeared with the latest iOS update, because it’s a lot harder for him to watch videos now. For him, using a tablet is completely intuitive. And we let him (though within healthy limits of course) because we can see it’s good for him and for his development. Continue Reading…
Are you a lectionary chuch? How do you research for sermons and Bible studies? If you haven’t been using The Text This Week, it’s time you reconsider.
The Text This Week is a site that’s been around for a while, providing comprehensive resources for lectionary preachers and Church leaders. Clicking on a passage will instantly give you access to commentaries (both ancient and contemporary), prayers, music suggestions, and much more.
No matter which words you use to describe the current times and culture, the word ‘connected’ keeps popping up. This day and age, we are constantly connected to others via cell phones, social media and whatnot, often in more than one way at the same time.
Some of us can handle being constantly connected better than others, but I think we can all agree that it has changed our lives considerably. The fact that we have become ‘available’ almost 24/7 has had an enormous impact on our lives.
You just need to go out for dinner to see examples: dad is checking his email, while mom is texting a friends and the kids are playing with their iPads. Being connected has in some ways harmed our real life connection to other people. Continue Reading…
As previously mentioned by Eric Dye, John Piper has some challenging things to say about smartphones and the distraction of technology. Around the time the iPhone 5 came out, I was getting ready to get my first iPhone ever. So naturally, I decided on the iPhone 5. Then, this old sermon clip was republished and it almost made me purchase the 4s. I guess the keyword is almost, but it was at least food for thought!
So, when I stumbled upon a video in which he talked about an app that “blew him away”, I most certainly took notice.