What Happens When People Have Fun?

thor and superman joking around and having fun

Have fun. Please, have fun? I firmly believe Christians could use some help in this area of their lives. In fact, in our recent reader survey, a few submissions specifically noted that ChurchMag would be better if there was less fun. I have not figured out exactly why fun can be such an aversion for some, but when I see […]

Continue Reading

The Power of Story [Video]

The Power of Story - Screenshot

Are you a storyteller? Videographer? Photographer? Writer? Or communicator? I’ve known church creatives to struggle with finding themselves on the mission field. Having a strong calling to pursue foreign missions with a background, education and passion for creative occupations can leave you feeling inferior to those who are pastors, teachers, and leaders. But hold fast. […]

Continue Reading

Why Faster Websites = Higher Conversion [Infographic]

ChurchMag Goes Vroom

The infographic below is titled, “Why Faster Websites Make More Money,” and while most ChurchMag readers are not interested in their websites making more money, we are looking for a higher conversion rate. Sure, conversion rates are usually referred to in the business sense, but church websites are interested in converting web visitors to Sunday morning visitors and […]

Continue Reading

Saturday Morning Reviews

Saturday Morning Review

Over the past several years, ChurchMag has posted various book and music reviews. Book reviews have traditionally been posted on occasion without any kind of consistency and the music reviews have been off and on just the same—titled: Turntable. I am not interested in ChurchMag becoming some kind of music and book review site, but I am […]

Continue Reading

Toys Invasion — LEGO Star Wars [Images]

Toys Invasion - Lego Star Wars 4

Benoit Lapray has brought LEGO Star Wars to life in his personal digital photography project: Toys Invasion. Done in collaboration with LEGO France and the new district of La Confluence in Lyon France, these LEGO minifigs find themselves in real-life landscapes creating some amazing photographs. Check these out!

Continue Reading

Explore God’s Creation with Star Chart

star chart app

Can you remember the last time you could really see the stars? For me, It was about 5 years ago when I went to a Christian conference in the middle of nowhere and when you looked up, you could see thousands upon thousands of stars. Growing up in London it is rare to be able […]

Continue Reading

Church Tech Snack Pack #044

Church Tech Snack Pack 44

When we first started the Church Tech Snack Pack, I wasn’t sure how well it would go. But after 43, now 44, I am pleasantly surprised. In our recent reader survey, many of you mentioned the Snack Pack, so I am happy that you are enjoying it as much as I have. Enjoy:

Continue Reading

WordPress 4.0 “Benny” Released; Bloggers Rejoice!

wordpress 4-oh-yeah-benny

The newest iteration of WordPress, the world’s greatest blogging platform*, has been released! Codenamed “Benny” in honor of Benny Goodman, WordPress 4.0 is all about “seamless, content-first publishing” according to a short video created to introduce the new software, which you can watch at the bottom of this post. But what does that mean? Here […]

Continue Reading

ChurchMag Spotlight: Aaron Linne [Video]

Aaron Linne - FULL

After catching up on blog posts and a pile of email, I began tidying-up files and cleaning things out. A healthy post-vacation activity. That’s when I found it. An interview I had not only recorded, but even edited, in November of 2013!?! sigh Thankfully Aaron Linne is a really awesome guy and has resisited sending […]

Continue Reading