At the time of writing this, over 16,600 posts have been published on ChurchMag. Many people serving God’s mission in communities around the world have benefited. Before I get carried away, I will do a separate decade review later. This post is about a chapter of the bigger story. For now we look at the top eleven ChurchMag posts of 2019.
Archives for December 2019
The Sunday after Christmas and or the first of the year is a little awkward. Few people show up for ‘usual’ gathering. From food comas, family visiting, reasons vary for missing church. Sometimes that’s a good thing. Families spending time with those they don’t or haven’t seen in a long time. Besides this, the Sunday after Christmas has other interesting characteristics. And, there are some things worth our attention.
Christmas isn’t Jesus real birthday. It has become a widely accepted time to reflect on His birth though. What’s more important, in my books, is not whether we say, “Merry Christmas”, or “Happy Holidays”, but that we embody the essence of Jesus’ coming. This is a great time to reflect on God coming to us. In fact “adventus”, the Latin root of “advent” loosely translates, “the coming” or “arrival”. It’s inspiring to see some people share their reflections on social media. Here are some noteworthy Christmas social media posts.
A few months ago, John MacAurther’s “go home” comments created a lot of discussions. Audio that would have normally occurred behind closed doors and remained behind closed doors — becomes public and spreads like wildfire.
This week on the podcast we discuss how technology now enables the capture and spread of behavior far more easily than in times past. What does that mean for us? And what about all the times we personally share our thoughts on something — only to find that we change our minds in the future?
ChurchMag has been going for over a decade now. Whoa. Let that sink in. Many churches, church tech, communications and creatives have found support over the years. Somewhere along the journey the podcast came along. We’re not done yet, but it’s always cool to look back. Here are the top 10 ChurchMag podcast episodes since the podcast started to the end of the 2010s decade.
Do you check the ratings of movies and video games before your children consume them?
What about YouTube or other online streaming services?
Resources like Common Sense Media are wonderful resources but are there other things to consider?
This week on the podcast we discuss our personal approaches and several things to keep in mind as parents — and even as Uncles, Aunts, Grandparents, friends, etc. as a content gatekeeper for children.