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How to Determine if Technology Provides the Best Solution

I love technology. There is nothing that thrills me more than to find a really cool app for my iPad, or discover a new way to accomplish an old task. I love tracking my To Do list with technology (I use ToodleDo), reading about new technology (using my Kindle Fire or iPad), and talking with others about technology. Sometimes, however, …

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Get a Free App for Your Church

For some time, I’ve searched for the right app for our church. As a temporary work around, I’ve created a mobile version of our site using WPtouch Pro. It works well, but does not come close to offering the capabilities a dedicated app can offer. For example, we employ a wide variety of services to deliver content. We use SermonAudio.com, …

Logos Bible Software & the Kindle Fire

I am learning to use my new Kindle Fire. My favorite Android app so far is Logos Bible Software. This, after all, is the reason I purchased the Fire. I’ve had mobile access of my Logos library for a year or more via my iPad, but as much as I love the iPad, it’s not my favorite reading device. When …

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My Take on Google’s Decision to Cut Churches Out of Nonprofit Program

Christianity Today reported yesterday on Google’s decision to no longer offer churches a discount through their nonprofit program. Their decision is well within their rights as a publicly traded, for-profit corporation. In their guidelines Google states their decision to not offer a nonprofit discount to organizations with “religious content or proselytizing on website as well as organizations that use religion …

North Point Ministries Takes Video Streaming to New Level

North Point Ministries has built a video broadcast system that connects four separate auditoriums in three different locations across metro Atlanta. Buckhead Church and Browns Bridge Community Church are approximately 20 miles — in opposite directions — from the North Point campus, located in Alpharetta, Ga. The church primarily transmits the message portion of its worship service between these campuses …

Finding Alternatives to Delicious

Delicious, an excellent bookmarking service currently owned by Yahoo!, is an important part of my research process. While in the collecting phase, I use Delicious to tag interesting websites and documents that I need to go back and review at a later date. This allows me to use either Google or Google Scholar to rapidly search and tag documents without …

Times (and Technology) Are Changing

Glance through the last few entries, and you will see I have not posted on a regular basis for quite some time. There is a reason for this. The last two years I have been CONSUMED with graduate school. Starting in May 2008, I have taken classes continuously. The longest break has been over the Christmas holiday when we were …

KCCI: Iowa House Could Debate Text Messaging Ban

KCCI is reporting that Iowa may consider legislation to ban texting while driving. According to the story, “A new survey released by Nationwide Insurance shows 8 in 10 Americans would like a ban on the practice of text messaging while driving.” If legislation is passed, Iowa would become one of 15 states and the District of Columbia that currently ban …