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  I’ve been experimenting with a new app called Pressgram on my iPhone that replaces Instagram. ¬†Instead of uploading filtered photos into Instagram, Pressgram allows you to take control of your own photos and share them through your blog, facebook, and twitter. ¬†Instagram has been controversial because of their terms of service (see their explanation and change of terms here),

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At a price of $35, you can’t go wrong with the Google Chromecast. This little device plugs into a HDMI input on your TV or projector and allows you to stream content from your mobile device or computer. A while back, I blogged about the AppleTV and how it can be used for ministry. The Chromecast is very similar and

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  I found this service on the Logos Blog and I am very impressed. BibleScreen.com is a simple idea that is helpful to churches. If you would like good content to show on your screens at church during special events or during the week, this may be of interest to you. BibleScreen.com is animated Bible verse screen-saver that you can

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Use the discount code faithengineer for 25% off! Click here to purchase As a former youth pastor, I remember years ago trying to lead worship with my Spin360 accompaniment tracks and an acoustic guitar (I’m showing my age here!). Since we didn’t have a full band, I would play the CD and just play along with the music. So when

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For the last few days, I have been trying out a new worship software package called Worship Media Creator. It creates video announcements, video countdowns, and custom backgrounds for worship. It also can function as worship presentation software in a pinch. The software is from the guys at SermonGear.com, and it can save you time if you are creating videos

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Over the last few years, my blog has focused on both faith and technology. I have a passion for helping other churches utilize technology and social media. Since I’ve been finishing up seminary, I haven’t been as active in posting updates here on the blog, but I hope that will change over the next few months. I have a number

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In case you haven’t heard, Apple announced this week the new version of iOS that will be released to the public this fall. iOS 7 will run on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. You can find out more information about it on Apple’s website. One of the benefits of developing our church’s mobile app is that I have an

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How did I miss this? Back in February, LibreOffice 4 added the ability to import Microsoft Publisher files, even on a Mac. This is huge for me. I have years and years of youth ministry and church resources created in Publisher that I haven’t been able to access on my Mac. If you haven’t heard of LibreOffice, it spun off

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I am in the process of moving all the websites I manage over to a new web host. Over the last few years, I have learned a lot and I wanted to share with you what I have learned. Hopefully, this will be helpful to some of you as you decide how to host your websites. First Step Starting out,

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Along with many other bloggers, I was disappointed when Google announced the end of their Google Reader service. I have used Google Reader for years to keep up with church and technology news from around the internet. So, I decided to check out Google Reader alternatives. Almost every article I read pointed me to a service called Feedly. I’ve been

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I’m waiting to start using a new Mail app that looks promising. The Mailbox app works with Gmail on your iPhone to help keep your email box organized and uncluttered. The app uses quick gestures to archive, delete, or postpone viewing the email until a later date. I’m a little OCD when it comes to keeping my emails organized, so

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