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


Planning Center People is a Church management software plus other helpful stuff. I’ve really come to appreciate this piece of software after using it for about a year and a half. What is Planning Center People This is an Internet, or cloud-based, system. It is not installed on a server that you host yourself. This… Read More


keyword attack

This story happened at my buddy’s church so I’m not using any names or locations. How did he know anything was wrong? People started asking why they weren’t going to the right website when they clicked on the church site in google. My buddy started looking into it, and found out that a church had paid… Read More


social media ministry

I use social media in several ways to do ministry. Primarily I use Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. I’ll probably take the dive into SnapChat soon, but haven’t as of this writing. Twitter. This is my personal way of connecting with people. Who do I try to find? People I would like to meet in my… Read More


bibliography of the old testament

A Bibliography of the Old Testament often appears at the end of a syllabus. Those things tend to be lengthy, and point you to really thick books. As a guy who likes to read that stuff, I think those lists have their place – but that place is not the internet. Why a Digital Bibliography of… Read More


Today I’d like to talk about Easter Technology. This past Easter Sunday (well really the weekend) at Greenwood, we made use of several technological tools. That’s what I’d really like to talk about here. Facebook Ads We set up a facebook ad that was an image of an excited crowd during worship with the text… Read More


The Digital Divide is a very real thing. I first thought about this idea some time ago when I pondered the different views of technology between an older generation and my own view. But a couple of factors (going to Haiti, and working in a church again) have caused me to revisit the idea. I’ve… Read More


Technology goes to Haiti to die. I mean that literally. When I was in Haiti (in January 2016), I was amazed at the lack of recent technology. It wasn’t just that only some people had mobile phones, it was that of the few phones I saw they were mostly 4yrs old or more. In fact,… Read More


Creating your own flashcards is easy. Last time I talked about a flashcard app for your phone, and now I’ll show you an easy way to make them. This technique will work for any subject matter and in several languages. So here we go… Creating the Flashcards 1. Point a web browser to https://quizlet.com/create-set and you’ll see… Read More