Marques Brownlee is a YouTuber known for his engaging, honest, and informative tech reviews of new products. He’s a bit of a hype man for Elon Musk at times and seems to always be at the forefront of tech talk. But he recently did a video a little outside of his brand which was a fun look at how YouTube does compression on their videos. Here the question: “What happens when you re-upload a YouTube video?” Still engaging, honest, and informative, but honestly kinda cool too.
We are unappologetically and unabashedly big fans of John Crist, so of course we needed to share this video with you guys of his comedy sketch of what it would be like if Bible characters had iPhones.
I’m a sucker for a good design and by choice a minimalist. So when I came across Mustafa Omerli’s minimialistic typographic logos, I was hooked. These logos use the art of minimalism and negative space to make what I would consider amazing and yet simple logos. When I look at these, I immediately get jealous at their creativity and thoughtfulness.
With church tech, I’m sure you have your own personal pet peeve that bug you the most. Mine might just be texting habits that need to stop. This video from Buzzfeed from a couple of years is still relevant today. If you are in charge of church tech at your church or have some influence at your church, you may want to share this with your staff and maybe even congregation.
I’m kidding of course. Except for you Karen, you need to stop with the group texts immediately.
It has been five years since I have left working in (“full-time / occupational”) ministry. I have continued to serve in several different areas of the church as a volunteer. While in ministry, I was a prolific reader of ministry books, I have three rows of a bookshelf and a couple of donated boxes to prove it. But since leaving, I haven’t read a Christian book geared towards church leadership until I got my hands on this book “Letters to the Church” by Francis Chan.
I’ll be the first to say that my trust in Facebook is small. It’s not so little that I don’t use it, so that’s saying something. But the stories coming out over and over of how Facebook’s “move fast and break things” philosophy is hurting communities and individuals without any big course correction is very, very disconcerning. At the same time, I put on my therapist hat as well as my writing online about church and mental health doing more to help people, I worry when I see reports of Facebook deciding how to manipulate people’s emotions to get people to stay on longer and sell more advertising.
So you can guess my shock when I began to discover Facebook being proactive with mental health for individual users. Confused? Let me explain how I happened upon this.