Minecraft Theology: 05 Meet Tim

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I am Tim, I am apart of the growing ChurchMag Minecraft Server. I wanted to give you a personal run through of my history in video games and ministry. I often wrestle with if gaming and faith can co-exist. Have you found a it difficult to find a relationship between gaming and your faith?  I would love to hear your experiences! ... Continue Reading

Listed #23 of Top 300 Christian Blogs for Ministry

Rated 23rd

The 12th edition of the Church Relevance Top 300 Christian Blogs for Ministry was released a few weeks ago. You'll find solid, long standing blogs, as well as new blogs and resources that have risen further or landed on this EPIC list for the first time. I highly recommend you give the list a look. This year, ChurchMag is honored to find ourselves several spots higher than last year, at #23. I would like to tell you that we had some kind of grand master plan and because of that, we moved up on ... Continue Reading

By The Numbers [Series]

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I've released my first book, By The Numbers, which you can get on our Churchmag Press site here as well as a series of articles giving some back story to why we had posted the article. But we want to make this specific page as a landing page for everything that is going to go on with this series as I recognize this is going to be at least a one year endeavor with more articles with follow up data, interviews of social media, and web managers with some of these churches, and a look at some of the ... Continue Reading

Beyond God’s Limits: Tech Lessons from Babel

Tower of Babel Painting

I've always been intrigued by the story of Babel from the book of Genesis. It's pretty unique, as Bible stories go. 1 Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. 2 As people moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there. 3 They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. 4 Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may ... Continue Reading

Please Help Us Pick A Hashtag! [Podcast #51]

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After several conversations have erupted on Twitter and Google+ about the ChurchMag Podcast, we've decided that it's time for us to pick a hashtag. Hashtags are a great way for everyone to be a part of a larger conversation, and since you are a part of that conversation, we thought it would be awesome if you could help us bake it up. Here's more info... ... Continue Reading

The Weekly Briefly Podcast [Saturday Morning Review]

Saturday Morning Review - Shawn Blanc

Shawn today is the member’s exclusive podcast from Shawn Blanc, Former creative director at the International House of Prayer and now online entrepreneur behind ShawnBlanc.net, Tools and Toys and the Sweet setup. The Friday edition of the podcast is called the weekly briefly and is published openly, the other episodes are only accessible to members. I heard about Shawn and his endeavours a while ago when I got my first mac and wanted some bloggers to follow and get the best tips from. Shawn was ... Continue Reading

Church Tech Snack Pack #069

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Happy Birthday YouTube! (Well, it was yesterday, but still!) For a few weeks, the snack pack tasted like a bag of old potato chips. This week, however, is full of #nomnom! Fresh potato chips anyone? ... Continue Reading

Minecraft Theology: 04 Giving Diamonds

04 Giving Diamonds

One of our newest beta testers, Tim, joins me in looking at what has been happening on the Churchmag Minecraft Server and in the process, we discuss what community can look like digitally. Tim shared his own thoughts on joining the servers and we get to hear his heart. What do you think? ... Continue Reading

10-Years Since YouTube’s First Video Upload

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Alternate title: Cat Videos & Screaming Goats: An Ode to YouTube Happy Anniversary, YouTube! Ten years since you've first video upload, and now you're seeing over 300 hours of video uploaded every minute! YouTube, we're so proud of you! Watching you grow up has been a real thrill. From your vast and growing collection of hilarious cat videos to your proliferation of bizarre and, sometimes, downright inappropriate human behavior—you've seen and shared it all! ... Continue Reading