Someone asked “what happened to you?” when I shared a video and expressed pride for Sen. Stabenow (D-MI), despite being a Christian white guy my age. I thought I’d explain what happened to me.
A Christian Response to ISIS “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,” Matthew 5:43-44 NIV Really?
It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day! (September 19) Here’s a primer to help you with what The Pirate Guys (c. 2006) call The Five “A”s – because there’s 5 of ’em, and they start with the letter “A”.
So there was that time I was on stage doing sound effects.
No matter who you’re trying to reach, or for what purpose, you need to go where they are.
As a Christian, I expect better from my Christian brothers and sisters. It hurts more when things go wrong.
I live in Michigan. There are some wacky laws, still on the books here, and some of them appear in books about wacky laws.
Sometimes a prayer, tucked neatly into the Scriptures, surprises me. I had just such an experience recently.
When people talk about a varmint in their yard, along with rabbits, voles, field mice, and gophers, the groundhog or woodchuck usually shows up. Same or different?
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?
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.
I’ve worked as all of these things: a voice artist, a model, an actor. It’s the most fun I’ve ever had, and I’d like to tell you about it.
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?
Speaking invitations come in all forms. You can contact me to invite me to speak. Sometimes people refer me to someone organizing a conference who might be looking for speakers, and I always appreciate those referrals. Sometimes, it’s an email, …
That’s right I said, “a rabbit with a pancake on its head.”
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.
If you follow me on facebook, you’ve probably noticed that I don’t like those pictures of sad-eyed kids or lonely American soldiers. But why not?
What makes one Facebook page better than another one? Is it the nature or the tone of their content?
I don’t know about you, but I prefer to navigate through my programs using my keyboard as much as possible. The keyboard shortcuts for Undo (cmd+z) cut (cmd+x) copy (cmd+c) paste (cmd+v) and my favorite “Select All” (cmd+a) are indispensable …
The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) has been governing online advertising on the web and email for years, but as of early March, 2013, the FTC includes governance for social media and mobile technology. How will this effect your employees?
When a Facebook page has been lying dormant for a time, it’s important to start providing content to engage the audience.
I just remembered a moment from my recent speaking engagement in Wyoming. This one came out kinda off the cuff.
So, you say your social media is dead in the water? You’re getting nowhere? You don’t even know what to post or when? Take a few deep breaths and know this one key thing: It’s never too late.
We’ve all head the news that Instagram (recently purchased by Facebook) is updating their Terms of Service (TOS).
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.
The Bible gives very specific instruction as it pertains to respect for our leaders.
Today, there are more people on Facebook, than there were on the planet 200 years ago. Here are the facts about that.
My favorite way to help people connect to your brand is through relational messaging. For some organizations this is difficult, because you have to consistently care about your audience. I mean really, really care. You must provide them with the …
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 …
Let’s talk about your social networking content strategy.The key to any successful venture in social media, social networking and any digital endeavor is relevancy. You’re either providing content relevant to your audience, or you need to figure out what they …
Are you approaching your social networking circles strategically? (social networking introverts move along…) Most of us have Facebook friends by now and the Pew Internet & American Life Project estimates we average 229 of them.
I recently read Noah Kagan’s blog post “Why I got Fired from Facebook (a $100 Million dollar lesson)“. It’s a great refelection on lessons learned from that experience, and one line in particular caught my eye.
First of all, yes, International Towel Day is a real thing.
Somehow I felt obligated to explain Godzilla.
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.
On March 17 everyone gets to claim their Irish heritage, no matter how fictitious.
Each March 13 (3.14) I find it a moral imperative to celebrate Pi day with Pie! This year, I made pie!
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.
And if you have a French toast bagel, and bacon, and eggs, and cheese…
Two words: “Genius”!
Total misunderstanding! I’ve heard about this Kony thing but finally got around to figuring out what’s up. Misspelling there made all the difference!
See this puddle in the parking lot?
For the record, you can indeed freeze gumbo.
Can someone really hate a font? How about two fonts? The answer is unequivocally, yes. If you’ve spent any time near churches or schools, you know the font all too well.
This is the story of the MirthMobile.
I like to make music mixes and I really do listen to them over and over. This year I put together a new Christmas mix containing some of the worst Christmas songs ever.
I got some new pillows! They had a pillow fight.
I’ve lived in the Philadelphia area for about 2 1/2 years. I have yet to find any really great Chinese food. That is until now.
Don’t you just love a good burger? I know I do!
So maybe you’ve heard about the guy on twitter who wites “sh*t my dad says“. My twitter feed (also facebook) is much easier to digest. Here are some from the last couple of weeks.
Admiral Akbar just cracks me up. If you’re not familiar with this squidly character from the Star Wars movies, he’s got one famous line, “it’s a trap!” It really killed me this morning.
I got one of these Aeropress coffee makers for Christmas. I’ve been practicing and playing around with the process and amount of coffee for a few months, and I think I’ve really got it just right now.
You can look this up on Snopes to see that it’s true and everything.
Sometimes people are bad at math. Sometimes they are bad at math on Facebook. Really?
Men Are Just Happier People – continued Again, thanks to my friend Sue for sending this to me.
Thanks to my friend Sue for sending this one to me. Men Are Just Happier People
Mmmmmm dinner time! My very dear friend and land-lady Melissa made a quick hodge-podge of dinner happiness. Pierogies with onions and sour cream, fish sticks with tartar sauce, carrots, onions, mushrooms and Brussels sprouts. The hardest thing for Melissa to …
From Homeland Security / Special Operations On Wednesday, April 6, 2011, members of the Baltimore County Police Department – Hazardous Devices Team responded to a suspicious item received via the mail (USPS). The recipient partially opened the item and observed …
Texas! Part of this nutritious breakfast That’s right – Texas! An important part of this nutritious breakfast. The Residence Inn, Austin has been great so far. An easy walk to the Paramount Theater for the Q conference, and it’s got …
Still killing me.
Sometimes, it’s just embarrassing to be in marketing and the church.