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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.

MusicIcons
Technology

I’ve been trying to sync all my music across computers, iPods, iPads, and phones over the last few days. I’ve also been using the three major cloud music players; Google Music, Amazon Cloud Player, and iTunes Match. Cloud music players allow you to store your music on someone else’s server,

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monopricelogo
Technology

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Where to Find It

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Where to Find It I’ll let you in on one of my secrets to finding deals on cables, A/V accessories, and computer stuff. Check out monoprice.com.  I’ve ordered a bunch from them lately, and I have been very impressed with

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iphone
Technology

Our Apple indoctrination continues. Jennifer picked up a white iPhone 4S yesterday. She switched from US Cellular to Verizon in large part to get the iPhone. We also get the added benefit of better coverage when traveling. I’ve played around with it and I have to admit that it’s a

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macbookair
Technology

I’ve had my new Macbook Air for a couple of months now and I wanted to share my thoughts. In short, this is the best laptop I have ever owned. I wasn’t sure if I would like the power and speeed since I’ve been used to a Macbook Pro, but

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Faith

For those of you who read my blog, here’s a short bluegrass video filmed just a couple of blocks from our church that gives you an introduction to our small city of Galax. Bluegrass and Old-Time Music are huge, with concerts year round by the bluegrass greats. We just had

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Faith

I am seeing a transformation take place in our society, and it scares me. I’ve noticed it primarily among our nation’s youth and college students, although it is taking place among people of all ages. The problem is a postmodern shift in how we view truth and tolerance. Over the

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Faith

This is my word for the day. I was having a conversation with my wife last week and I used the word frenetic to describe our pace of life lately. After arguing with me that it was not a word, I looked it up just to make sure and found

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Life

In the book Missional Renaissance: Changing the Scorecard for the Church, author Reggie McNeal shares about a shift that is taking place in churches around the world. I had read this book last year, but I decided to go back through it this week in preparation for my sermon Sunday.

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Technology

I manage multiple WordPress sites, so I’m always looking for a way to help me keep them updated and running smoothly.  WordPress Multisite is one option, but it’s hard to setup and all of my sites are running very different themes and plugins, so it would be hard to make

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propresenter
Technology

Video has been an integral part of our church services for the last six years. We  project song lyrics, testimonies, photos, video clips, and even occasionally live video. We started using Easyworship running on a used PC we bought for $300 five years ago. We finally are upgrading our computer

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