Are Nonprofits Taking Tech Seriously Enough? [Infographic]

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Technology has radically changed the nonprofit world. Never before has it been as easy as it is today to find, connect, and give to charities and causes. Philanthropy and technology are working together to change the world for the better. And now with the boom of the mobile web, crowdfunding, and the high-speed Internet, it's more important for nonprofit organizations to make sure they're not missing their piece of the charity pie. Let's take a closer look at some of the key points in this ... Continue Reading

2 Most Important Aspects of Web Design

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I'm not a designer. That's putting it mildly by the way. My skills consist of knowing what I want and knowing when to ask for help. That doesn't mean I don't recognize a good design though. I don't pretend to know more than designers (did you catch this hilarious post with posters from a web designers about stuff his clients tell him?), but I do have a strong opinion on what's most important about web design. Hint: It has nothing to do with 'beautiful', or however you define a pretty ... Continue Reading

Diggin’ in the Carts: A Video Game Music Documentary

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I've never thought about it much until now. The influence that Japanese video game music has had on our culture is certainly underestimated. Just think of the hours and hours that gamers have listened to in the course of their life! In fact, in the documentary Diggin' in the Carts, they argue that video game music is Japan's number one exported art in the world. I'd have a hard time arguing that point. ... Continue Reading

Stop Kicking — Unity is Paramount

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A lot has changed over the last few decades in American Christianity. We have diligently pursued the lost, the broken, and the disenfranchised Christians in as many ways as we could think of. We try new things and we grow through bad ideas; all of this is a testament to the hearts of the church wanting to actually BE the church. But we are on the cusp of a new era where unity is paramount to our growth and health, and if we aren’t careful we’ll end up where we have always been. ... Continue Reading

Death in the Digital Age [Infographic]

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What's going to happen to your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media account once you die? With the social media market consisting mostly of those under the 'dying of old age' age, there hasn't been anything seriously done about the matter. But as everyone gets older and older, this is a bridge that we need to cross sooner rather than later. The infographic below survey's 'death in a digital age' and highlights some really interesting stats: ... Continue Reading

Church Tech Snack Pack #047

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This week is kind of light. I've noticed over the past year of the Church Tech Snack Pack, that it ebbs and flows. So, if you've got anything extra you would like to include this week, please, drop a link in the comments. Enjoy: ... Continue Reading

Science Fiction vs. Biblical Reality: The Daleks and Holy Anger

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A new season (or series, for my UK friends) of Doctor Who is upon us along with a new Doctor. It might be a bit too early to say this, but I’m really enjoying Peter Capaldi. I think we need grumpy, serious Doctor. It fits witch what the Time Lord has been up to lately—just before his latest adventures, he spent over a thousand years trapped on a single planet, awaiting his death. That would make anyone grumpy. My fanboy analysis aside, let’s get to the main event. It’s time to look a recent ... Continue Reading

Contraption Maker [Game Review]

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Contraption Maker is a digital Rube Goldberg machine maker and puzzler. This was launched as a remake of the classic Incredible Machine game from back in the day. And it's a load of fun. :) In a day and age of 3D eye candy, this really breaks the form. I had fun playing around on it, but I actually snagged it for my 7-year old son who is just loving it! Best of all, it's on sale until September 29th for only $1.49! Check it out: ... Continue Reading

Church Website Content — Foundry #1

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This is our first ChurchMag Foundry—and we're super excited! We received a number of applications when we announced the Foundry a few months ago, and decided we would kick it off with Sam Arthur from Second Baptist Church. The area of help that Sam was looking to get from Kenny Jahng, was with a content redesign to make the church website look nicer, work better, and require less time to manage. Let's jump in! ... Continue Reading

Michael D. Perkins’ Identity Crisis [Podcast]

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[Editor's Note: ChurchMag Press is giving away five copies of Identity Crisis—details at the end of the podcast and blog post!] KC Procter brings us another interview—this time—with author Michael D. Perkins about his newest devotional published with ChurchMag Press. I remember the first time I found Michael online. He had a 'handwritten' blog. He would handwrite his blog posts, scan them, and then load them up to his blog. Very cool. Very creative. It's great to hear the voice of an ... Continue Reading