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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Technology

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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Technology

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 Designs that looked great 3 or 4 years ago are now are outdated and hard to use.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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Technology

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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Technology

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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Technology

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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Life

It is a sad day in college football. Today is Frank Beamer’s final home game as head coach at Virginia Tech. Frank has been a steady constant in a world of change. As a Virginia Tech student, I was there in Shreveport, Louisiana for the 1993 Independence Bowl. I was even at the 1994 Gator Bowl when Peyton Manning dominated against

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Faith

It seems that everyone is talking about the Syrian refugee crisis. While much has been written about what we shouldn’t do, I want to share what we can do. While our government works toward a solution to prevent terrorists from entering our country, as Christians, we are commanded to care for those in need. We simply cannot use the Bible

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Technology

Over the years, I have used most of the Church Presentation Software programs. Each has their strengths and weaknesses, but they all help churches communicate more effectively using video screens. I have spent the last few days trying out the latest version of Proclaim, the Church Presentation Software by FaithLife. It’s an interesting program, and I think it would work

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