Email in Real Life [Video]

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Tripp and Tyler are Christian comedy legends and have a deep understanding of technology in the workplace, specifically with churches. So the following video below is perfect, noting that some of the most important conversations or emotional conflicting communications should not be done with emails. With my own fat fingers, I think I have to agree. Especially on mobile devices. I will undo their advertisement at the end and just say to go visit their office and have that conversation in person. ... Continue Reading

Church Tech Snack Pack #081

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How was your week? Have you seen anything awesome in the church tech and creative world? If you have, be sure hit the link at the end of the post and submit it for next week's snack pack! (Or just drop a link in the comments.) Let it begin: ... Continue Reading

How’s Your Email Working for You? [Infographic]

ChurchMag Email Problems

Email might be the primary source of communications for your work environment. The problem is that this form of communication is like delivering letters. It has lots of failure points which could cost your company lots of time and money. With all of that being said, I wonder how much of this is overblown because of bad communication skills overall. So, is email communication due to digital problems or personal? What about for your church or business? Check out the infographic below and let ... Continue Reading

Minecraft Theology: 09 Meet Shad

09 Meet Shad

This is my first ChurchMag Minecraft video, so I talk about how God quickly and unexpectedly brought me from a new believer, to full-time work in ministry. I also tell you how to beat your friends in "Stadium Events" on the original Nintendo! Enjoy: ... Continue Reading

UnProgrammed: 04 My One Blogging Hack

My One Blogging Hack

I'm not a life hack kind of guy typically, but this blogging hack is my slip of a strategy to not only get great content out to you, but also to keep going when I am super busy in life. So that one hour I did today has already been started when I had the idea half-baked... ... Continue Reading

Science Fiction & Biblical Reality: Superman and the Need for Hell


Comic books aren’t just for kids. You probably know that, but sometimes, a guy just needs to defend his reading list. As part of my attempt to have a balanced Summer, I’ve been reading some books on discipleship, prayer, theology, technology, and comic books. To that end, I just finished Brian Azzarello’s 2004-05 Superman run For Tomorrow, and I thought that it makes a really great point about the nature of salvation and the universe’s need for hell. ... Continue Reading

How to Structure a Perfect SEO Optimized Page [Infographic]

How to Structure a Perfect SEO Optimized Page Header

SEO is a fickle little mistress that if you let it, will dominate how you blog and ultimately operate a digital ministry. Yet, if you say "content is why I blog," but ignore it, you may find yourself writing for an audience of one. And while that one may be God, which is great, it doesn't do much for the Kingdom in an evangelistic and discipleship role. So we must play the game. With that being said, I have isolated three tips which will be easy to implement for your church or personal blog to ... Continue Reading

Sonic, Tails, and Discipleship

Sonic and Tails Rockin

People who have been around me long enough know that I am a big Sonic the Hedgehog fan. When I as a kid, I played the games, I watched the cartoons, and I read the comics. And throughout the series I always noticed a certain connection between Sonic and his friend partner in heroic deeds, Tails. If you carefully observe the series, you’ll find out that Sonic spent time with Tails building up a friendship and brotherhood. He taught Tails everything he needed to know and in turn Tails took his ... Continue Reading

On-the-Ground Social Media #FAIL

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Social media is a great tool, but like every tool and technology it comes with risks. Having instant access to the masses can lead us to saying or sharing things in the moment that, with cooler heads, we would filter out. However, that's no the concern of this post. I'd like us to take a few minutes to reflect on the potential troubles that come with using social media to promote a church event. ... Continue Reading

Know Where to Share [Infographic]

Share CM

When I did social media and digital consulting for churches, one of my favorite things to experience when we first were creating their digital strategy was the different types of mediums they were already creating as well as allow them to dream what they want to do beyond their current adventures in communication. I always started with their strengths in a strategy and push them to see what else they could do. So if the church and staff are great at photography, videography, blogging, or ... Continue Reading