Technology

I recently was interviewed by BizTech Magazine for an article about how churches use technology. BizTech “explores technology and business issues that IT leaders and business managers face when they’re evaluating and implementing a solution,” so it was a little unusual that they reached out to me. However, from a technology standpoint, churches and small businesses face many of the same

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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, but I wanted to open up our invitation time at

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

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

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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 host. One site was under attack and registered over a

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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 the church. You could use it to interact and communicate

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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 because they show the reality of ministry. It’s tough, but

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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 and resources to help facilitate the discussion, but I have recently become

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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 kids have been going through the Rosetta Stone program, and

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

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