I was reading some articles from a few tech pundits this past week, following Apple’s product event in October. In the mix, I somehow found an old article that attempted to compare Google and Apple’s business models. The article made a few decent points, but it didn’t really offer anything amazing.
But then I began to think about the various church models that exist in the West, particularly the US, and I think I found a neat way of looking at them, from a tech perspective. That said, let’s take a look at Google and Apple’s differing approaches to their mobile platform as a way of comparing two of the more common church models, attractional and missional.
Okay, so I pretty much turned the Internet upside-down looking for a Lord of the Rings Personality Type Chart and I came up empty-handed. I was looking for something like the Star Wars Chart that recently went viral.
How is it even possible that personality types and Lord of The Rings have never come together in one chart? Crazy, right?
So I took my inspiration from Geek in Heels and decided to just go ahead and make my own. Similarly to her, I found hundreds of discussion boards discussing the personality types of the Lord of the Rings characters. Hours of research later, during which I combined popular Internet opinion with my own ideas, I could finally see my plan coming together. Eric even got inspired to work his Photoshop magic with it and voilà!
Oh, and really quick before I forget, you can take a short test or this longer test and find out your personality type, if you don’t already know it.
For those that do not know, this year is the start of a new job for me within Youth for Christ/USA.
Before, I had been a volunteer for four years, a Campus Life youth leader staff in Ohio for a few, and most recently a Club Beyond youth leader staff at the Air Force Academy and where I was on the front lines of youth ministry, serving students, their families, and the communities.
Now, I find myself behind the curtains supporting the whole ministry of Youth for Christ by improving our digital marketing process through social media, blogging, and Google advertisements. The hope is that we can improve our online presence so that we can better engage in ministry, find more staff to join the team, inspire others to become volunteers, and encourage people to financially and prayerfully support the mission of Youth for Christ.
“My name is Rachel Blom and I regularly Google myself.”
There, I’ve said it.
Recent research from PEW shows I’m not the only one. Not that I ever thought I was, but it’s always comforting to know. Here are some interesting facts about people who Google themselves: Continue Reading…
For the last several days, the Internet has been talking about a Pedaphile sting that used a computer generated 10-year old Filipino girl. With all the social media shares and shock that’s been echoing about, we all now have a chance to do more than just retweet and give a Facebook like, but help real-life 10-year old Filipino girls effected by this Super Typhoon.
Probably the best things you can do to help, is support the Samaritan’s Purse Philippines Emergency Relief:
We've been insanely-interested in exploring how the Church, ministries, and non-profits use technology to effectively fulfill their mission to the world.
With a small blog that started in September of 2008 we grew faster than we had ever dared to dream expanding into a network of blogs that reached more than a quarter million people every single month.
In May of 2011 we re-focused our efforts bringing all of the content back into one solidified brand - a "digital magazine" of resources that still serve the same industries and that still has the same curious heartbeat that started this movement.