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Who Invented Social Media? God Did.

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God invented social media. I know that might sound like a crazy claim, but I have a biblical basis for believing this. So I'm primarily speaking to those who believe with me that God is the creator presented to us in the biblical book of Genesis. Social media seems like a new term. Many people are just hearing …

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Small Groups With Purpose: How to Create Healthy Communities

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There are, in every industry, certain books that serve as cornerstones - manuals of the trade, if you will. If you want to fix a car, you buy a Chilton's Guide. If you're working in any psychology-related field, you need a DSM-IV manual. And if you're in small group ministry, ministry leadership, or you simply …

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Jolt! by Phil Cooke. Make Change Work For You

Jolt! Get the Jump On a World That's Constantly Changing

Change is guaranteed to be consistent. Our personal growth is not. I first met Phil Cooke at a conference at Prestonwood Baptist Church a few years ago where he signed a copy of another of his books for me - Branding Faith. Listening to Phil speak to our breakout session about media and branding fed my …

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My Interview Question to Dennis Quaid

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Yesterday was a cool day in Los Angeles for me. For my wife, it was cool, mixed with managing a very active almost-one-year-old at a small outdoor shopping mall in 90 degree weather for a few hours while I was off in Hollywood attending a press junket for the Soul Surfer movie. I was invited to represent …

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Phil Cooke On the Biggest Mistakes Christians Make in the Media

This is an article that Pastors and anyone in the field of Church Communications needs to read and bookmark for later research. It's the short version of a talk that Phil gave at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention. Phil was instrumental in sparking a huge interest in me in the realm of media and …

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7 Tips for Making Your Podcasts Shine

Know Your Competition Are there a large number of other people Podcasting about the same subject matter as you? You should be aware of your competition’s websites and their Podcasting topics. Try to offer something different. Offer your customers something that is relevant, interesting and unique or that puts …

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An Illustrated History of Media Content

An Illustrated History of Content

Nice plug for the Taptu mobile news aggregation app, but a pretty neat illustration nonetheless. I like how they move from imagery to distribution via print to broadcast via new technologies and finally back around to social news aggregation. Since the days of Adam and Eve, news has spread best through the …

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Igniter Media Relaunches with a Sweet Design!

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Igniter media is a provider of video, audio, and other media and content for churches. They produce some excellent material for sermon illustrations, countdowns, and all kinds of other great stuff, such as this... They've just relaunched their site with a sweet new …

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I Agree With Phil Cooke – Design Is the Language of This Generation

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[adsense_id="1"] Yes! Amen! Preach it, brother Phil!! Design is the language of this generation whether we're ready for it or not. There's a reason why I'm very passionate about the communication strategies adopted by the church and it is that we have the best content possible - the gospel, but often the …

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Kent Shaffer’s Top 100 Church Blogs

Kent Shaffer's List of Top Church Blogs

Alright... Kent Shaffer keeps a list of top church blogs (theology, ministry, Christianity, etc.) and updates it now and then. It's an extremely valuable resource. I personally click through every one of them to make sure I'm familiar with them. If you're a "church" blogger or ministry leader, this would be a …

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