From time to time I try and relate some of the scholarly conversation in Old Testament studies to a wider audience here on the blog. Paul S. Evans recently wrote an article for JBL titled, “Creating a New ‘Great Divide’: The Exoticization of Ancient Culture in Some Recent Applications of Orality Studies to the Bible.”… Read More

I recently read an article published in 2014 that was probably ahead of its time, called Big Data and the 21st Century Church. In this article Michael D. Gutzler outlines – you guessed it – how Big Data can be used for good in the 21st century church. What is Big Data in a Church… Read More

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Recently I was asked how Greenwood puts lyrics in live worship videos on Facebook Live. I decided to create a blog post to explain the process, since I’m sure more than one person has that question. Pre-Requisites to Showing Lyrics in Live Worship Videos You need a lyric presentation software like ProPresenter 6. You need… Read More

One of the most helpful features that I’ve found in my church management software has been the Planning Center Workflow feature. This feature is located within the people app, and is accessible both from mobile devices and computers via an internet browser. What is a Planning Center Workflow? Basically a workflow within Planning Center allows… Read More

Let me tell you a little story. I call it, Lessons Learned from a Bad Church Mailer… On January 8th I went to my mailbox just like any other day. I opened the door and reached inside, then pulled out my mail. As walked back up the sidewalk I thumbed through the mail. I noticed… Read More

On Sunday Mornings I have quite a few responsibilities so I’ve developed a Sunday Morning Tech Checklist. I’m not in charge of the musicians’ tech, but I am in charge of just about everything else that has to do with technology. I’ve found that it is very easy to overlook something when I’m rushed on… Read More

Scaling Discipleship with Technology is not my first choice. But sometimes it can be necessary. For example, we had a service where we baptized 62 people, 21 of whom made a decision for Christ that day. We are not a giant church, so I needed to scale this process by leveraging technology. I greatly prefer… Read More

Some of you may be asking questions about the usefulness of wearables in ministry. Hopefully after reading this post, you will have some answers! Smart Watches – the Best Wearables for Ministry These are the most common wearables I think. This category is often the most visible, and invisible at the same time. You can… Read More

Video streaming is hot right now. Facebook still boosts live videos at the time of this writing, and people are getting used to the idea of joining, and interacting with a live stream. For this reason, churches are really starting to capitalize on live-streaming services and events. My church live streams mini-episodes of us walking… Read More

Today I want to show you how to backup ministry computers, and why you should. I think you’ve heard that I’m very big on backing up computers in case of a tragedy. But why should you do it? Why You Should have a Backup Plan Hard drives die. Spinning disks die after 3-5yrs, and Solid… Read More