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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 20 years, and we have three awesome kids, Emma, Luke, and Drew.

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Technology

Almost three years ago, I shared how to create an app for your church. Our church uses the mobile app service como.com (note: affiliate link). With Como, you are provided with a CMS and set free to figure out how to set it up. It is a bit time consuming to figure out (especially

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Technology

I have previously reviewed the WordPress plugin PrayerEngine and SeriesEngine here on the site. GroupsEngine is from the same developers. This is a great solution for any church wanting to share their available small groups on their WordPress-based website.  At Cornerstone, we use ChurchTeams to do this, but Churchteams is a

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Technology

  There are several free stock photo sites available now, but I’ve always had trouble keeping track of all the different sites. I ran across the Zoommy app for Windows and Mac computers, and it is a great bargain at $3.99.  It lets you search and sort through hundreds of

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Faith

Whatever political viewpoint you hold, I urge you to watch this video. This is from an older Matt Chandler sermon, but it has been shared widely the last few weeks. He shares a powerful argument against the epic tragedy of abortion. With the Planned Parenthood videos being talked about on the media, I

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Life

A local TV station recently did a story about our city. It’s interesting that many of the video and camera shots from their story are taken from our church parking lot and show the local community that surrounds us here in Galax. Here are a few quick facts they shared:

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Life

I’ve been working on an idea for a book for a few months. Most books and conferences are focused on larger churches in large cities. What about small churches in small towns? They feel left out and alone, forgotten and misunderstood. True success for a church should be based on its

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Technology

Mailbox has been my main email app on my phone for a long time now.  On my Mac, I typically use AirMail 2.  Occasionally, I see a new email app that gets me interested. I’ve been playing around with two new apps that both look great. Spark Spark is a new free

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Faith

I’m doing a little research for my next message at Cornerstone. What do you think? With all the craziness in our world today, is the end near? If you don’t see the poll below, click here to vote. Do you believe Jesus is coming back soon? Are we close to

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Technology

Last year, the Cornerstone Worship team and several of our friends recorded a live night of worship at Cornerstone. It was an experiment to see if we could record a live Worship CD, and it turned out great. We were able to utilize our Presonus Studiolive digital sound board to

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Technology

During the Apple Keynote address in October, I saw a preview of a cool new video app for the iPhone. For church this week, I needed to make videos for our recent Nicaragua Mission Trip and for our Youth Camp, so I had my chance to try it out. If

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