Mike
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Mike

I am a former design engineer who now pastors Cornerstone Community Church in Galax, Virginia. I'm passionate about following Jesus and I love technology. I've been married to Jennifer for 21 years, and we have three awesome kids, Emma, Luke, and Drew.

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Faith

As a pastor, I’ve struggled with how to end our church services. While it is great to see people respond to the Gospel, I feel that everyone needs a chance to respond to what they have heard. Typically, the only people that are asked to respond are people who don’t know Jesus,

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Technology

I’ve been using Evernote since 2008 to collect and sort notes. I use it for sermon research, for my prayer journal, and even for saving recipes. It works well since it syncs across multiple devices. However, they have recently announced some big changes to their service. Basically, the free account

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Technology

Going without a phone for over a week will teach you very quickly how dependent you are on technology. I recently returned from two weeks away from home. I was in Nicaragua for a mission trip for a week, and then at the beach for our Youth Camp with our

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Technology

Last year I wrote a post about how to keep your website safe. It’s a good place to start, but what do you do when your website is hacked or under attack? Over the past year, I have seen a huge increase in attempted malicious logins to the sites I

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Technology

Last week a friend of mine emailed me about the new Pilot earpiece translator. This device is really amazing. It’s something straight out of the future. They have just recently launched the funding phase for this high-tech futuristic translation device on Indiegogo. Think about the implications of a translation device like this for

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Faith

Over the last week, I have seen this video numerous times. It was emailed to me by one of our elders at church, it has popped up numerous times in my Facebook feed, and then it was used as an example for 32 Leadership Lessons. I love videos like this

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Faith

One of the most rewarding things I get to do is to sit down with couples and help them prepare for marriage. I feel that premarital counseling is essential, and it’s something that I require before I will officiate a wedding. Over the years, I have used several different books

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Technology

Like many people, I took foreign language classes in high school. And like many people, I have forgotten almost everything I learned.  In my defense, it was almost 30 years ago since I had Spanish in middle school, but I’ve been wanting to “re-learn” and become more fluent in Spanish. Our

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youversion
Technology

Our church has used YouVersion Live for a long time. It’s been a great way to share our sermon notes each week with the congregation using the YouVersion Bible app. Our attenders have access to our sermon notes, Bible verses, and links from the message each week. However, YouVersion Live

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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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