‘Online, Streaming, Facebook live, YouTube Premiere, watch parties.’ All fabulous new words that have become part of the church world fast. As churches around the world are streaming collectively, we are learning a lot of interesting things. One of the elements coming to the fore is that doing online church the same way we did in person church doesn’t engage our online congregation in the same way. Now we have to wrestle with how to boost online church engagement.[Read more…] about Boost Online Church Engagement; Unleash Some Creativity
Michael introduced me to Guvna B. Featuring on Andy Mineo’s Keeping it movin’ is how some people seem to have noticed Guvna B. The London-based Christian hip hop artist has been around for a while, though. Without any more faffing I review everywhere and nowhere by Guvna B.
Having listened to his previous works, it feels like this is the one that he’s been rehearsing for. everywhere and nowhere is Guvna B’s most recent release and it’s been in my ears for about four weeks now.[Read more…] about everywhere and nowhere by Guvna B. [Review]
When I was 14 I attended music theory classes every Saturday so I could pass my grade five music theory. You can just watch a 16 minute YouTube video from composer Guy Michelmore.
Well, okay. Guy’s video only covers the fundamentals and music theory is the kind of topic which is never ending topic so you won’t be composing an acid Jazz opera at the end, but if you’ve ever wondered why some notes on a piano are black and some are white, or why there is no black key after E, then watch on.[Read more…] about Learn Music Theory in Just 16 Minutes
Instagram is popular because, more than selfies, we get to not only see but share our worlds. One of the coolest jobs a photographer could wish for is capturing history for posterity in the office of the U.S. presidency. Now, imagine doing that for two presidencies. While a photographer’s eye and skill come first, it’s great to know a president’s photographer’s camera and gear choice. It’s also cool to find out why they chose to use the tools they use.[Read more…] about A President’s Photographer’s Camera & Gear Choice [Video]
One of the biggest concerns for parents raising young children in today’s technology-filled era is the problem of completely not understanding how the technology works. If you jump on Snapchat and do inappropriate stuff, it’s not gone forever, Snapchat does store it. When you attempt to do sinful things online, even when you think you are being sneaky, people can still easily access what you have done.
One area also that remains a bit of a mystery are smart speakers like Alexa, Google Home, or other similar devices. But what if you could teach your kids how it works and even builds a small version yourself with them to understand it fully?
It’s not easy when you are subscribed to Spotify but your best friend is on Apple Music and the leader of your worship team is on YouTube Music. You may think you are talking about the same version of the song only to discover you’ve been practicing the wrong parts. Or worse still, one person in the group can’t even find that song. What do you do share songs across music streaming services?