For those of you who are not aware of the problems going on at Mars Hill, let me give you the short version. Co-founder, Mark Driscoll has come under intense criticism for plagiarism, using church funds to prop up his book on the New York Times best seller list, being crude and insensitive on Social Media, [...]
Here’s a quick story I made up to illustrate a common church conundrum. Let’s call our first congregant Amy. Amy is highly involved in leadership and has an opinion about everything. Every time something goes wrong, Amy is quick to point out what we should be doing about it: “We need to create a group to [...]
URLoved’s newest site is Iowa Interfaith Power and Light. It’s packed full of interactivity and useful information and is fully responsive. At first glance it is monochromatic blue, but most of the elements you interact with turn green, a symbolic nod to the mission Iowa IPL.
What factors should be taken into account when designing worship with Digital Native, Millennials in mind? It’s often said that Millennials have short attention spans and are non-committal, but I think this is a miss-representation. Instead, I believe that they crave novelty. No time in history has a generation had so many choices for HOW [...]
Just in time for Pentecost! Skype announced the imminent release of Skype Translate last week. Skype Translate will translate your Skype calls in real time via text or voice. It’s unlikely that it will be as good as a “universal translator” or “babblefish,” but it will have serious repercussions none-the-less. Being able to have an [...]
Several years ago I made it my mission to help churches leverage technology for ministry. I understood that technology would fundamentally change the way we do church and that we were ill equipped to handle the challenge. I’ve done my best to venture into new theological realms, to teach, and to be prophetic. During this time, I’ve [...]
Below is an current list of the best places to find free church graphics.
I reviewed about 100 top rated church websites to determine what the typical church website looks like. To be clear, the intention wasn’t to determine what the best church website should look like; but rather, what people believe the best church website should look like. I make this distinction because there is a danger in [...]
God was an entrepreneur in choosing to relate to us through Christ in a new way. Up until that point, our direct experience with God was limited to some choice “burning bushes.” Christ was the embodiment of risk taking on behalf of God; constantly finding new ways to challenge the status quo and ticking off [...]
When Darkwood Brew started three years ago with its live streaming episodes, there weren’t a lot of other churches doing it. It was hard back then. It required expensive equipment; It required an expensive video hosting service; It required hardwired high speed internet access and available electric; And it required a vast amount of technical [...]
In the 70’s Toyota was struggling to keep up with the massive production increases of their US competitors, and were failing; so instead of trying to compete on volume, they decided to compete on quality. They did so by developing cars in smaller batches and giving every person on the assembly line the opportunity to [...]