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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 will be limited to only sync on 2 devices, and the

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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 Cornerstone teens. While in Nicaragua, my phone started going crazy.

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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 host. One site was under attack and registered over a

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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 the church. You could use it to interact and communicate

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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 kids have been going through the Rosetta Stone program, and

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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 hasn’t been updated in a really long time. It is

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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) solutions that help churches track, train, and communicate with their attenders. I

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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, websites must also look and function great on different screen

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UPDATE: Since this post was published, the camera name changed to Mevo (initially it was Movi). Links have been updated in this article. They also announced Facebook Live integration. See my full review here 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

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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 more about this great new theme for WordPress. I’ve been

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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 is under $1000.  It’s their first product that offers true

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