Category: Digital Ministry

After spending 15 years in digital ministry and an additional 10 years in Christian not-for-profit work with communications, IT, church-planting and even preaching the Ministry web space has a special place in my heart. How do you actually do ministry online?

Church Website on a Shoestring

Shoestring

How can we have a church website on a shoestring budget? The answer to the shoestring budget church website question starts with the basic who-what-when-where-why questions.

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Critical Elements Of Any Church Website

Twenty years ago, churches were starting to put pieces of what they did online, and a few basics emerged that are as critical to a church website today, as they were then.

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911 Recovery

New York Skyline on 911

It was the anniversary of 911 this week. September 11, 2001 is a tragic date, especially for people who lost loved ones in the planes, World Trade Centers, Pentagon, and near Stoystown, PA. It is good that we honor their

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Missionaries Wanted

The World's Largest Country

As of March, 2015, Facebook became the equivalent of the world’s largest country with over 1.4 Billion monthly active users. Do they need missionaries there?

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4 Easy Church Lessons from Ron Popeil

Ron Popeil

I’m not embarrassed to admit that Ron Popeil, the Ronco guy, is one of my heroes. Inventor, entrepreneur, marketer, and the godfather of the TV pitchman has four easy lessons for churches.

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As You Go

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations

In the Great Commission, Jesus tells us to go and make disciples. Do you really need to go somewhere to make disciples? Is it even possible to live out the Great Commission in the digital world?

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Good For You

As an American Christian, I might want to outlaw things that are not good for you. I’m not alone. On May 30, 2012, The Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, announced the Portion Cap Rule. It stated that sugary

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Skate Where the Puck is Going

Wayne Gretzky

Clairvoyance isn’t one of my spiritual gifts. I’ll go out on a limb and say that Wayne Gretzky, “The Great One,” didn’t have it either. He did have the ability to look at the players on the ice, and see

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Flying Cars Conference

Flying Car

I’ve been a featured speaker at a variety of different conferences. Some are technology conferences, some faith-based, some not, and whenever I do, people look at some of my past job experience (Director of Digital Communications, Director of Digital Media)

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It’s Supposed To Be Tough

Genesis 32:28

Reaching people across generations, across different communication tools, and becoming a missionary into a different communication culture sounds scary. It is. It’s not easy. The thing is, it’s supposed to be tough.

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Content Strategy and the News

Newtown, Connecticut Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

Yesterday was December 14, 2012 and I spent a large portion of the day producing content for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. as commentary and encouragement regarding the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, CT.

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Quick Wins

Quick Wins

Sometimes, just a few days can produce pretty spectacular results. Social Network Voice took over posting for one of our clients for one week to cover a staffer’s vacation time. After just a few days, we can already see a

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Respect for Authority and our Leaders

United States Capitol Building

The Bible gives very specific instruction as it pertains to respect for our leaders.

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Doing Ministry Online

The Dog

Most anyone who works in Christian Ministry thinks about one of a couple of things: ministry in the church, or some kind of boots-on-the-ground international missionary work. Those are of course a bit limiting, especially as it doesn’t take into

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A Broken World

Broken World

Whenever I talk to people about God, I usually get questions about this sin or that. I get questions about sickness, disease, and in general, the junk that happens to us that seems unexplainable. We are often hurt and confused

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About The Bible

The Bible

The Bible is the account of God’s action in the world and His purpose with all creation. Forty authors, inspired by God, wrote the text of the Bible over the course of sixteen-hundred years, compiling a collection of books documenting

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The Name of God

Tetragrammaton

From time to time I get questions about the name of God and why I don’t use it on my pages. I actually do refer to God in the most reverent and respectful way I can – by never writing

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What Christian Leaders Can Learn from Star Trek

Willam Shatner as James T. Kirk

Christian leaders: are you willing to boldly go where no one has gone before? Turns out, whether you’re a Star Trek enthusiast or not, we have much to learn from Captain Kirk’s style of leadership.

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NASA – David Coppedge and evangelism at the office

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

There’s a trial in progress alleging NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory demoted and then fired computer specialist David Coppedge for promoting his views on intelligent design.

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Gospel.com goes live

Normally this blog is relegated to the strange and wonderful things that I observe or that people send to me. Today I wish to depart momentarily from that format to brag about the place where I work just a bit

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