Minecraft Theology: Crafting Table of Contents


Somewhere at the intersection our love for all things nerdy and our desire to live out the Gospel in our daily lives is how the idea of Minecraft Theology came about. This series is a mashup of a Christian video blog and YouTube let's play based on the ChurchMag Minecraft Server. No topic is off the table and all contributors plan to be less preachy and more personal. The ChurchMag Minecraft Server is a whitelisted server. Are you interested in joining the ChurchMag Minecraft server? Click ... Continue Reading

Church Tech Snack Pack #074


Like a bag of powdered sugar mini donuts, I hope you enjoy this week's Church Tech Snack Pack of links and tweets... ... ...um... ...you've got a little sugar on your cheek, there... ... Continue Reading

Minecraft Theology: 06 Acquiring Hardware

06 Acquring Hardware

Some of the best memories I had from my childhood are the times my family gathered around a board or card game. In many ways this tradition has carried on with my family, only through video games. In this video I share a few reasons why I game with my family. Have you used Gaming as a way to spend time with your family? I would love to hear your thoughts! ... Continue Reading

Hashing Out #Hashtags [Infographic]


I've been talking a lot about hashtags on the ChurchMag Podcast as well as over on Justin Dean's podcast. We even asked our readers and listeners to help create a ChurchPag Podcast hashtag. But what makes a good hashtag? The infographic below has a lot of great ideas to consider when making one, so I pulled some of my favorite. But I would love to hear from you, what makes a great hashtag? ... Continue Reading

10 Ways to Create Shareable Social Media Images

10-Ways To Create Imagery

Social media is ubiquitous. According to Pew Research, 74% of online adult Americans use social networking sites. That's 3 in every 4 people that are clicking on Buzzfeed quizzes, seeing what your breakfast looked like, and even engaging online with people they've never met face to face. According to the same research, 41% of adult internet users take photos or videos that they have found online and repost them on sites designed for sharing images with many people. ... Continue Reading

The Best Email Client for You [2015 Edition]


We are becoming increasingly reliant on email. The merits of this are up for debate, but in almost every sphere of out life this is becoming true. We stay in touch with our friends and family through email, we subscribe to our favorite blogs via email, when we sign up for a new service or app (although more are turning to Facebook and Google sign up), and that's not even mentioning work which increasingly requires you to check your emails regularly to insure you are up to date (unless you use a ... Continue Reading

Instagram Hashtag PowerUp: TextExpander


A quick Instagram tip. I’m sure you know that hashtags are important for Instagram (Twitter too), they are one of the very few ways that people can actually find your Instagram account and help you stand out on Instagram. Instagram is also a platform which rewards hashtags and it’s okay to use quite a few of them (as long as they are relevant). The only problem is, it can be a hassle to think up all the different hashtags to add and it can be time consuming to add all those hashtags. Well, I’ve ... Continue Reading

Do We Need a Social Media Exodus?

CM Twitter Quitters

Recently, Joss Whedon—director of both Avengers films, creator of the Buffyverse, and nerd icon—left Twitter. Despite some early erroneous reports as to why he left, Whedon was quick to clear up the record: I just thought, Wait a minute, if I’m going to start writing again, I have to go to the quiet place....And this is the least quiet place I’ve ever been in my life....It’s like taking the bar exam at Coachella. In another report on his departure, Whedon is quoted as saying: ... Continue Reading

5 Marketing Lessons from Churches Around the World

Jared Brock Image

I recently went on a 37,000-mile prayer pilgrimage around the world. I discovered a world of prayer traditions across the Judeo-Christian faith family, including some of the weird uncles and crazy cousins. I’m fascinated by churches and marketing, so I made a point to take notes as I enjoyed the wild adventure. Here are a few marketing lessons I learned from churches around the world, and how we can apply it to our local ministries and congregations. ... Continue Reading

Social Media Conflict with Jay Kranda [Podcast #55]


Twitter only allows 140 characters and places like Facebook and Google+ are not ideal places to discuss deep issues. But alas, it's what we all do. So how do you deal with conflict that occurs on social media (because it will happen)? What happens when your church, ministry or nonprofit faces it? We have the Saddleback Church Online Campus Pastor and the Social Media Church Podcast's very own Jay Kranda to discuss. ... Continue Reading