Parents Rejoice! Google Releases YouTube Kids

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YouTube can be a pretty incredibly tool for parents. Access to a wide range of children’s programs as well as educational content can help really open up a kids world and provide them with not only entertainment but also education. The only issues is that not everything on YouTube is something you want your kids to watch. I’ve been there as a parent watched in horror as an “episode” of Peppa Pig started playing only to discover that some clever clogs had edited clips to make their own episode ... Continue Reading

4 Foolproof Ways to Alienate Visitors to Your Website

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It happened again today and it wasn't the first time. On Twitter, I came across a link to an article called '10 Foolproof Ways to Alienate Visitors to your Church'. It's a tongue-in-cheek article about making people feel welcome in church. At least, that's what I think it was. You see, I never quite made to to the actual article. When I clicked on the link, the site opened, but I couldn't see the content. I had to watch a pop-up ad first. ... Continue Reading

ChurchMem.es is Church Meme Heaven

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Charlie Chaplin is supposed to have said, "Anyone can make them cry. It takes a genius to make them laugh." I don't know how true that is, but I do know that a well-timed, well-crafted joke can save the day. Here, then, to do just that, is a new church meme site chock-full of hilarious—maybe even genius—church centric memes. Ladies and gentlemen, please be upstanding for ChurchMem.es. Everyone needs a good lampooning every one in a while, and I think that the Church could stand some good ... Continue Reading

Take a Class with Me (and Stan Lee!)

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Geek culture is a huge thing for ChurchMag, and there's a good reason for that—it's cool. I'm not just you're average geek: I'm a nerd, too. I loved school as a kid, and I love it to this day. I enjoyed college, enjoyed that little bit of grad school I got through before my daughter was born, and I'm pretty sure that I'll be enjoying my ministerial training this spring/summer. But I know that I'm going to love this class: POPX1.1x The Rise of Superheroes and Their Impact On Pop Culture, which ... Continue Reading

9 Most Powerful Blog Promotion Tactics [Infographic]

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I will be honest, I hold to these strategies closely, not because they are good tactics, but because this is about intentionality. You have to make the jump from these tactics as businesses to ministry because they want to achieve different things. But the strategy of being intentional can easily span that gap. So below is an infographic of nine ideas and thirty-six individual ideas for great blog promotion. Here are my top three favorites: ... Continue Reading

Go Into All the World Online

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Jesus was never someone to mince words. There isn't a single throwaway quote or pointless word attributed to Jesus in the entire Bible. When Jesus speaks, you can rest assured that what He says is meaningful, so you'd better be listening. That goes double for His last recorded words on the earth: "Go and make disciples…." Pretty clear statement from our Lord and Savior. "Go! Leave where you are and find where 'they' are, the lost and the hopeless. Make disciples! Show them My love, tell them of ... Continue Reading

Communicate & Organize Your Church with Slack

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A couple of months back I heard a podcast and they casually made reference to a new tool they were trying called Slack. They didn’t say much, but it basically sounded like Whatsapp for businesses. I didn’t think too much of what they said and carried on listening to the rest of the show. Then I noticed another podcast talking about it, next thing I know Slack is being mentioned everywhere and everyone who drops its name not only likes it, but absolutely loves it. What on earth could be so ... Continue Reading