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Technology

Almost every week, I receive an announcement about a new service or software offering for churches. It’s exciting, because we now have so many resources to choose from. As churches, we now have the ability to provide tools for our congregations that take full advantage of the internet. Companies are providing online Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

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Technology

Church websites have come a long ways over the past few years. Designs that looked great 3 or 4 years ago are now are outdated and hard to use. It’s tough for churches to keep up because of their limited budgets and limited time. With the increasing number of mobile users,

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Technology

I’m always looking for technology solutions that will help smaller churches. I’ve been trying to find a cheap robotic camera solution or multi-cam solution for our church, but I haven’t found anything that fits our budget. Livestream has just introduced a new camera that I think will work well for

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Built-in Sermon Indexes for topic, book, speaker, and series
Technology

Last month, I was excited to win a new WordPress theme from churchthemes.com. They just released their newest theme, appropriately named Maranatha. Within a week, I was able to update our church website to use the new theme. Here’s a quick look at our new website. Keep reading to learn

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Technology

One of the biggest hurdles for live-streaming in smaller churches is the high cost of video equipment. Video switchers are not cheap, especially ones that work in HD resolutions. Roland has introduced a new switcher, the V-1HD that looks promising for smaller churches. It has four HDMI inputs, and it

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Life

It is a sad day in college football. Today is Frank Beamer’s final home game as head coach at Virginia Tech. Frank has been a steady constant in a world of change. As a Virginia Tech student, I was there in Shreveport, Louisiana for the 1993 Independence Bowl. I was even

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By Robert Cotič [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Faith

It seems that everyone is talking about the Syrian refugee crisis. While much has been written about what we shouldn’t do, I want to share what we can do. While our government works toward a solution to prevent terrorists from entering our country, as Christians, we are commanded to care

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Technology

Over the years, I have used most of the Church Presentation Software programs. Each has their strengths and weaknesses, but they all help churches communicate more effectively using video screens. I have spent the last few days trying out the latest version of Proclaim, the Church Presentation Software by FaithLife.

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Life

Jennifer and I just got back from a great weekend.  We spent the weekend in Chattanooga, Tennessee at the FamilyLife Weekend to Remember Marriage Getaway. I’ve got to be honest, I was a little skeptical about going. I had envisioned  awkward conversations with couples I had never met, but the

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Technology

WordPress is a great tool for developing websites. I manage several websites for local businesses, organizations, and churches, so I am always looking for ways to simplify and streamline how I manage the sites. Here are a few of the tools I use to make my life easier. InfiniteWP InfiniteWP

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