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.
We are not new to the conversations of the lack of equality for women in technology, including church tech ministries. It’s been nine months since we approached the subject and I found this video from a while back via Buzzfeed on female engineers sharing their experiences in school and business with technology and the sexist discrimination they felt.
I wonder, have we made enough changes to this issue or was it a moment of awareness without any changes? If you know of any churches having made changes in the last 12 months to eliminate sexism in church tech, I’d love to hear about them in the comments below.
We say that “Jesus is the reason for the season” — but do we really live it out?
Compound this with the complications of family dynamics and dysfunctions, and we can find the holiday season to be emotionally charged as well.
So where do we go from here? How do we turn the tide? And what about all of this busy-busy-holiday-bustle?
Shifting your reason for the season: Let’s talk about it. 🙂
I’ve held off on writing this series for several months, for two reasons. First, I’m in grad school, and I’m writing my thesis right now. It’s taking up all of my extra brain space, but today, I need a break. Second, I recently made a huge mistake on social media—which we’ll come back to in the second post—and I wanted there to be some space between my mistake and my (hopefully not hypocritical) attempts to offering insight and advice on this site. It’s been almost five months since then, so I think we’re ready to begin talking about why your church needs a social media policy.
Whether it is for your office staff or a specialty role, finding the right system for the job can seem like a daunting task. Do you spend big money now and hope it pays off in the long run or cut some costs upfront and plan to manage a gradual upgrade? Do you go with a laptop and dock for mobility or invest in a large all-in-one workstation? After almost 20 years of working in IT I feel like I’ve found a balance between performance and cost-effectiveness when it comes to purchasing computers. Here are a few key things to consider before your next computer purchase.