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

Top 100 Technology Blogs [Infographic]

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What are your favorite technology blogs? Without including top dogs like Mashable and Tech Crunch—these might be considered more like news sources than blogs anymore—tell us what your favorite technology blogs are! In a recent infographic of the top 100 technology blogs, you may find one that you recognize at around #27... ... Continue Reading

Fanboys and the Church

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This morning I woke up to the aftermath of Apple’s latest event. On the one hand, you had people crying “Android had it first” and the other “look at this great new feature. It’s better than the Android version (where relevant)”. Sometimes it was in good fun, most of the time it was preaching to the choir and unfortunately it was occasionally vicious and bitter. This fanboyism made me think about the church and how we can sometimes be like this. ... Continue Reading

‘The Unofficial Book on Hootsuite’ by Mike Allton [Book Review]

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Social media is an easy concept to grasp as an individual that wants to engage online. Create an account, follow or friend a few people, add a group, circle a page, and subscribe to a channel. All of a sudden you can find yourself spending hours online. But as a professional for a ministry or church, the ability to engage online can quickly become chaotic. Mike Allton of TheSocialMediaHat.com highlights one of the best tools out there for churches to use, Hootsuite, in his new eBook The ... Continue Reading

Church Tech Snack Pack #046

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This was a really exciting week in the Church tech world, as .CHURCH domain names were made available! We lead off this week's Church Tech Snack Pack with a couple of links to help you land your .CHURCH domain name: ... Continue Reading

Hubbble — Favorite Tweets In Your Inbox

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Do you favorite tweets on Twitter? For the longest time I didn't, but then I realized it was a great way to show others that you're listening and paying attention, without having to retweet everything. Someone mentions you, hit the favorite star. Someone says something funny, hit the favorite star. It's been a nice bridge between the gap of enjoying a tweet without any kind of recognition, retweeting, or replying. But what if the favorite star did a little more than that? Check out Hubbble. ... Continue Reading

A Look at Facebook Mobile [Infographic]

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Social media is still young in its lifespan and while critics are saying that it is halfway through its life or going to rapidly decline soon, my belief is that it is here to stay. One indication of that is Facebook with its VAST platform that is growing and adapting all the time. One such case is the explosion of use on mobile devices and their ability to monetize it so easily and gather data from apps like Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, and others. They are a giant online ... Continue Reading

The Rice Bucket Challenge

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The Ice Bucket Challenge took social media by storm and was/has been a great success with millions of dollars raised for charities. It's also given something fun for people to share online. But in India, Manju Latha Kalanidhi saw all of this social media soaking and wondered how this “challenge” could be applied to the people of India: “[P]eople dumping water on themselves, shrieking, taking videos, the whole idea sort of went over my head…. I felt that as Indians we could not connect to it at ... Continue Reading

Church Tech Snack Pack #045

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Okay. So I woke up this morning craving a maple glazed donut. And then when I did an image search for maple donuts for today's Church Tech Snack Pack, I found that they make maple glazed donuts with bacon bits on them!?!? It's rare that I wish that I could get myself some food from the United States—since Italy has WONDERFUL food—and seeing this donut was one of those rare times. Could someone please eat one for me? kthanksbai! ... Continue Reading

5 Steps to Successful Text Marketing [White Paper]

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In the land of mobile apps and smartphones, the idea of using SMS text messaging seems like stepping back in technology instead of moving forward. But the truth is, text messaging works! Maybe it's because it is such an underused medium and users are more likely to open and read them. None the less, the stats are pretty compelling: ... Continue Reading