Finding Faith Inside the Big Blue Box: A Whovian’s 30 Day Devotional

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I have loved science fiction for as long as I can remember. It’s always been my genre of choice. Whether it was the Back to the Future trilogy, Quantum Leap, of the My Teacher is an Alien books by Bruce Coville—I have been deep into the world of mystery and wonder of science fiction for a long time. But in all of my reading and watching, I was never taken as deep into another world as I was when I found Doctor Who. Unlike so many shows, Doctor Who takes the audience far beyond what might be ... Continue Reading

‘Decisive’ by Dan & Chip Heath [Saturday Morning Review]

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There are books that are informative and teach you something. There are books that are entertaining and help you relax. There are books that challenge you and inspire you to change. And then there are books that cause a paradigm shift in you, that impact you in a lasting way. Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work by Dan and Chip Heath was such a book for me. As was their first book Made to Stick, which I have blogged about before. Both had the combination of practical tips ... Continue Reading

Free Online Church History and Literature Resources

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I love the fact that the Internet has made it so much quicker and easier for information and ideas to spread. It’s something we take for granted all the time. For example, just fifty years ago Christians would’ve had to use one of those big concordance books if they wanted to know how many times the word “love” appeared in the Bible. Yuck! How cumbersome. A task that would’ve taken them three hours or more, I can now do in just thirty seconds with the help of the web. ... Continue Reading

‘The Social Media Gospel’ by Meredith Gould [Book Review]

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Let's get frank for a moment, because that would be what Meredith Gould would do. I loved this book because it was "in your face" real about what it means to be in social media. It avoids all the silly "this is what a hashtag is" type of commentary that honestly does not belong in a printed text that will be out of date in a couple of months to couple of years. Here's what I think of Meredith Gould's book, The Social Media Gospel: ... Continue Reading

‘The Social Church’ by Justin Wise [Book Review]

Saturday Morning Review - The Social Media Church

I've read a lot of social media books, many that address the possible implications for Christians or ministries, and let me say right out the gate that The Social Church is in my top two favorite of all times. What the book does not do is give away all his little social media secrets (you have to pay and join his Think Digital Academy to get those), which in many ways is a good thing, because every church is unique in what they want to do online, that simply giving generalized solutions without ... 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

Identity Crisis: 21 Days to Discovering Who God Says You Are

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I believe many, especially in the church, are experiencing an identity crisis. They simply do not understand what God says about them or who God says they are in Him. Because when we understand who we are, everything changes.Have you ever felt like you were not good enough? Have you ever felt like you were not smart enough? Have you ever felt like you were not adequate enough? Have you ever had a difficult time figuring out who you are? I know I have. ... Continue Reading

ChurchMag Press is on Amazon

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Since launching ChurchMag Press in June of this year, it has been our intent to make ChurchMag publications available on Amazon. However, with only two of us—myself and KC Procter—we hadn't found the bandwidth with an initial launch of 8 digital resources and a few more this month (sign-up for updates). So, needless to say, we are very excited to announce that ChurchMag Press publications are now available on Amazon! Here are the details: ... Continue Reading