Category Archives: tech toys

12 free power tips for video footage that doesn’t suck

as the video editor for the youth group, summer is my second busiest time in terms of footage piling up on my desk. the busiest time is early march to late april, when i inherit 10 to 20 hours of … Continue reading

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disqus amongst yourselves

as the eternal wordpress tinkerer, i’ve come across a pretty robust engine for facilitating blog comments and conversations from users across the web. it’s called disqus (pronounced “discuss”) and i’ve given it control of the comment process. (i hope it’s … Continue reading

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I know I’ve mentioned my “personal” website on Facebook and/or Twitter before. But, I’m kind of proud of how things are turning out over at as I have now migrated from iWeb format to WordPress. The section/slider “ministry” is … Continue reading

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when you do the math, togetherville still leaves a gap

I think I had heard of this new little social media site called Togetherville, but when I saw this on the Orange Leaders blog today it peaked my curiosity. is a site where the “pre-Facebook crowd and their grownups” … Continue reading

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do you need a digital sabbath? (published at

I am old enough to technically be called a digital immigrant, though I have been strongly Internet-connected since the mid-1990s. I cannot imagine being born into a world that has always had widely-available Internet, always had some form of instant … Continue reading

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going off the grid

It’s that time of year when I get asked if I gave anything up for Lent. Basic small talk in many of the circles I run in. It tends to be somewhat awkward for me, because it’s been a long … Continue reading

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right place, right time, right person

You’re a stud! If you hadn’t alerted me, no one @ church would know right now! Twice this school year, Rene or I have received text messages from students that let us know about a sudden illness and/or hospitalization of … Continue reading

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