Microsoft’s latest in home entertainment technology promises to push the limits in a big way. Their marketing campaign says it all, “All the entertainment you love. All in one place.”  What does Xbox One do? Well, pretty much everything from watch movies, TV, play video games, surf the web, make Skype calls and much more. The idea is simple, everything you need for home entertainment and news in one powerful box. Read the rest of this entry »
Mobile devices have proved to be very helpful for believers. There are numerous Bible apps and various tools available for listening to sermons.
However there are surprisingly few apps dedicated to sharing the message of God’s Good News. Some Gospel apps do exist… however they are not so easy to find– and often disappoint. Read the rest of this entry »
If you are one of the more than 1 billion people who use Facebook, than it is likely that the social media site has had an impact on your everyday life. Facebook impacts the way you communicate with your friends, shapes many of your opinions about society, and allows you to interact with those who have the same interests as you. Facebook has changed our society forever. There are many great things about Facebook, but there are also pitfalls that we are sometimes dragged into. We often offend people not because we are trying to, but because we are unaware that we are doing it. This unawareness is not just something that young people are guilty of. The following advice applies to all age groups. To help you avoid the dangers of Facebook, the following is a list of the “dos and don’ts” of Facebook. Read the rest of this entry »
I seriously laughed when I read the following article (listed below). As many of you know, we have five children. I was never able to get the toddler out of diapers before the next baby came along, so I often had 2 children in diapers at the same time. I was just born too early I suppose. When my own children have children, they will be able to use TweetPee by Huggies!
This week I had the privilege to attend the Ontario Workers and Elders Conference (OWAEC) at Guelph Bible Conference Centre in Guelph, Ontario. On Tuesday I gave a seminar called The Internet in Ministry. You can view the Prezi here - http://prezi.com/a4aiceaf7rte/the-internet-in-ministry/. I gave the seminar twice and had about 80 people attend total. We looked at various topics relating to the internet and how to use it personal ministry. Read the rest of this entry »
Prayer Chains have been around for a long time and have taken on many forms. In the past, they usually consisted of pure phone calling with the “chain” starting off with one main contact person. That person would then call a few key contacts who then had a list of a few people to call. This method is much better than having a long list of people where each person has to call the next person on the list. Inevitably there is a missing link when someone cannot be reached by phone.
In today’s plugged in society, people may want to get email instead of phone calls. Before you rush to judgment about the impersonal touch, realize that there are many people who are much more easily reached via email to their smart phones than by calling them on their home phone. Particularly for those working online or who have their cell phones on them at all times, this is actually a much more effective way of reaching them in an emergency situation. Read the rest of this entry »
I am going to guess that most people who read this have never even heard of the incredibly popular Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) Eve Online.
So first let me briefly describe what it is: an online video game set in a science fictional universe where tens, even hundreds of thousands of people play with and against each other simultaneously.
The game is so engaging, and so popular that many who play the game become fully engrossed by it. Make no mistake– this is not a 5 minute 25¢ game of Space Invaders! This is a game that fully consumes the lives of many who play it. Consider for a moment the following statement by Eyjólfur Guðmundsson, who is the top Economist at CCP Games (the company that owns Eve Online):
“Our mission statement is to make virtual worlds more meaningful than real life.”
WAIT?! What did he say? Eyjólfur said that the stated purpose of their company is to make virtual online worlds that are more meaningful than real life. I find this to be absolutely staggering. Read the rest of this entry »
I have 3 citizenships. I live in Canada and I have a Canadian passport. I was born in Scotland and therefore have European citizenship and ultimately I am a citizen of Heaven with a passport that never expires. I have traveled to numerous countries and seen how culture is so vastly different wherever you go. I have traveled to the USA dozens of times and enjoyed meeting some of the most excellent people on the planet. Americans have as big hearts as their country and they are passionate and proud of their heritage. Today as I scanned through my Twitter feed I learned that today is the National Day of Prayer in the US.
In my post last week we explored how the website SlideShare can be used to potentially share your presentations with a considerably larger aduience than you have presently.
To help you reach the largest audience possible here are 5 SlideShare power tips:
5. Do NOT post all of your presentations. Let’s face it, not all of your PowerPoint presentations were created equal. Some are simply better than others. Only share the absolute best. With millions of users there is a considerable amount of competition on ShareShare.
The recent coming out of Jason Collins as the first openly gay active male athlete in professional sports has sent shock waves around the sporting world. Collins has received much support from other athletes and fans. NBA Commissioner David Stern also was quick to pay tribute to Collins. ”Jason has been a widely respected player and teammate throughout his career and we are proud he has assumed the leadership mantle on this very important issue” . Read the rest of this entry »