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What Spiderman and Don Draper Can Teach Christians [Video]

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Well if this title doesn’t get your attention, I’m not sure what will. “Mike Cosper, pastor of worship & arts at Sojourn Community Church, explains why the stories told in secular TV shows and movies should matter to believers.” A great talk. Take the time to watch it: Can’t see the video in your RSS […]


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How Big Is Your Church?

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I have attended little churches, medium churches, big churches and yes, even a mega church. Since 1980, the number of evangelical megachurches in the United States has gone from 50 to 880 — and that number increases a few times every month according to the infographic below. While this infographic below focuses a lot of attention on […]


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Church Tech Snack Pack #031

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This was an exciting week at ChurchMag this week, as we released our first ebook! If you haven’t checked it out yet, start with this first link in this Church Tech Snack Pack: The Essential Social Media Content Strategy Guide We ARE SO EXCITED to announce the release of our first ebook resource! You Recharge […]


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How to Engage Your Church Community through Mobile

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If you take a look around your church auditorium on Sunday morning, you’ll notice that many people—not just teenagers—have traded in their leather-bound KJVs and highlighters for a Bible smartphone app. In 2013, 49 million people installed the YouVersion Bible app alone, and it was opened 1 billion times throughout the year. As people continue […]


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Superheros and Sci-Fi and Church Tech, Oh My!

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Recently, a commenter on ChurchMag brought it to our attention that not everyone enjoys our discussion of Science Fiction, comic books, video games, LEGOs, and other seemingly worthless tidbits of juvenile fun. I totally understand where this person is coming from. I have a ton of middle school student friends on Facebook because, until last […]


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nRelate vs Jetpack Related Post WordPress Plugins: Round 2

nRelate vs Jetpack Round One

Back in March, ChurchMag switched-out the related post plugin. We disabled nRelate and opted to use Jetpack’s built-in related posts module for multiple reasons, and now that we’ve been cruising with the new design and have given Jetpack Related Posts a fair shake, I think it’s time for Round Two (you can read Round One here). […]


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Free or Cheap Internet Access to the World? [Infographic]

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What if the Internet was available for free or relatively cheap? Right now 1 out of 3 people in the world have access to the web. So, if the Internet was made available for free or relatively cheap, we would see a huge boom in potential Internet users. If you think YouVersion has made the Bible available […]


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A Creative Photo Project: Movies on My iPhone

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Photographer Francois Dourlen takes movie scenes from his iPhone and photographs it with strategically situated backgrounds. Sometimes what he captures looks like he was filming the movie from his iPhone and sometimes the background creates a funny mashup. He’s been posting these on Facebook and has over 15,000 fans. Here’s why: You can see more and […]


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Why Net Neutrality Is Important to Church Tech

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With full 1984 doublespeak the FCC calls it “Net Neutrality,” but there is nothing ‘neutral’ about it. In fact, small businesses, nonprofits, ministries and churches could find themselves stuck in the slow lane of the information superhighway; or to the furthest extreme, completely blocked by Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Forget about live streaming your church […]


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The Essential Social Media Content Strategy Guide

The Essential Social Media Content Strategy Guide Release

[ GET IT HERE ] Say ‘hello’ to the very first ChurchMag digital product! What you’ll find here is the sweetest thing since sliced bread. Actually, I don’t know if bread is sweet. Rye bread is pretty gross. Anyway, back to the point at hand. ChurchMag is chock full of great social media content. Best practices, strategies, tips, […]


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ChurchThemes.com Releases New Church WordPress Theme [Giveaway]

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[Editor’s Note: We’re giving away a copy of Exodus! Details at the end of the post.] Churchthemes.com made their mark in the WordPress world with their first launch of the stellar Church WordPress theme ‘Resurrect.’ You could easily launch a professional, good looking church website using this well coded theme. And they’ve done it again. This time, Churchthemes.com has […]


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271 Years Before Pantone

271 Years Before Pantone

271 years before Pantone came into existence, there was this. From the amazing Colossal: “In 1692 an artist known only as “A. Boogert” sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit about the use of color in painting, but would go on […]


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Please Use This Song [Video]

Please Use This Song to Sell Something

This song by Jon Lajoie is hilarious! Now this is the part of the blog post that I write a little something for SEO and those that actually read blogs instead of skimming them. Now that I have created enough space between the top image and the video, let’s go ahead and watch it (as if I […]


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Passwords: Size Matters

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I know you hardcore techno geeks need two hands and your left foot (unless you’re left handed) to enter your super-duper cryptic password that you update every 17 days. As for everyone else, they think they’re super cryptic if they add “@” to their p@ssword. But you don’t have to have a super crazy, impossible […]


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The Most Boring Ad Ever Made or The Most Effective?

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It’s titled, The Most Boring Ad Ever Made? Good question. You might think this 45-minute ad for Lecia Camera is boring, aka: bad marketing, but in fact, it’s rather brilliant. Not only does it show-off the unique features of their latest model — the Lecia T — but it uniquely highlights Lecia’s obsessive craftsmanship. The Most Boring Ad […]


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Church Tech Snack Pack #030

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As I mix-up this week’s round-up of links, I can smell my wife’s chocolate cake baking in the oven. So this week’s snack picture was a no-brainer. Now, grab a cup of coffee, Mountain Dew, or whatever your beverage of choice is, and enjoy this round of linkage: Google Play gets PayPal Well it’s about […]


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One Essential Question Every Social Media Addict Forgets To Ask

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Hi, my name is KC and I’m a social media addict. Twitter is my preferred drug of choice, but Facebook is a close second. Even Google+ will do in a pinch if I need a fix. Sorry, but I’m only ever on LinkedIn if I’m looking for a new job. With Facebook’s perpetual changes, Twitter’s […]


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Disney’s 12 Principles of Animation [Video]

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Back in the 1930s, Walt Disney animators Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston established 12 basic principles of animation (a tribute to them in the Pixar film The Incredibles is pictured above). Just as other creative spaces have established rules, animation is no stranger to established fundamentals. In the video, below, these 12 principles are presented in this animation […]


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Not on the App Store

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It turns out there isn’t an app for everything. In an effort to remind us all of the importance of unglueing ourselves from our screens and into the real world, Caio Andrade, Rafael Ochoa, and Linn Livijn Wexell created this amazing sticker: Not Available on the App Store As you can see by these photos, the results are amazing: […]


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Has Apple Peaked? [Infographic]

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The age of Steve Jobs is falling further and further behind us and investors are concerned about the future of Apple. There are six areas of concern: Mobile Marketshare Loss Developers Lawsuits Delays Apple’s New HQ Negative Analyst Comments While these may be concerns for financial investors, I don’t know that it should be a […]


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Relics of Technology [Images]

Relics of Tech

I had to sell my 1960′s vintage record player when we moved to Italy. Fast forward to this past weekend and I came across some plastic 1980′s record players here in Italy as well as some vintage radios from the 1950′s. The radios were out of my price range and the plastic record players — […]


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You Should Know: “We Now Have the Latest Technology”

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I was doing a little “house cleaning” on my computer (not pictured above) when I came across a screenshot I had made several months ago. It’s a screenshot of some comments made on a blog or news website. I’m not sure of the context or exactly what they were commenting on, but that doesn’t really […]


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M.E. Awareness Day 2014 #May12BlogBomb

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Today is the International Awareness for M.E. and other Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases. (This week 11th to 17th is M.E. Awareness Week and the whole of May is Invisible Illness Awareness Month!) People around the world will be raising awareness for this mis and little-understood illness. But why is this being covered on a […]


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Code Mode Light

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“You’ve been coding,” my wife says to me. Whenever I get my head swirling in code — usually something to do with WordPress — my head gets lost in a haze. I can’t hide it, my wife notices it every time. I thought I was the only one who did this, until I read the story behind […]


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Endless — A Hand-Picked Wikipedia Content App

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I remember when my parents got a encyclopedia set. It was volumes and volumes of the most interesting things imaginable. If I needed to look something up for school, I would often end-up getting sidetracked reading about something else. Sometimes I would even randomly crack open a volume and just start browsing, looking for something that caught my […]


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