Why I Do Technology Ministry

One of my church hero's is John Wesley, this isn't very surprising considering that I'm a United Methodist Deacon, but the reasons why I like Wesley are different than most. Like all reformation figureheads, Wesley Believed in using the printing press to spread the...

Good Ideas vs. Ideas that Do Good

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...

Digital Proficiency Matters

Let me be upfront. I am not a digital native. I am a resident alien in all places wireless, HTML, and electronic. In seventh grade, while all of my peers were excited about fancy keyboards which would allow a person to press a button and play Ode to Joy with a Salsa...

Systemically Sinful Algorithms

The recent exposition of Facebook's psychological experiments on it's users raises of bevvy of questions related to the moral use of algorithms. First off, here's a quick primer on what an "algorithm" is as it relates to social media. An algorithm is a complex...

Announcing Iowa Interfaith Power and Light

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...

Worship for Millennials

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...

Now Everyone Can Speak in Tongues

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...

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