Lessons from the Cloud

http://youtu.be/towziIlZk54 I have a fundamental belief that the problems we experience in church leadership are technologically based. It’s not that we have the wrong mission or wrong people, it’s often that we are working on the wrong technologies. (Programs, agendas, projects) You might not see the connections between this presentation and your church. But the…… Continue reading Lessons from the Cloud

New is dangerous, old is noble

The flood of print has turned reading into a process of gulping rather than savoring.  ~Warren Chappell (1904-1991) I find that people have a curious attitude towards new ways of doing things. If I were to tell you that part of my job is to remain informed by reading journals on the study of adolescence,…… Continue reading New is dangerous, old is noble

Interview with Youth Worker Journal

A few months back I was contacted by Jennifer Bradbury at Youth Worker Journal about doing an interview on teens & technology. I’ve done a number of articles for Immerse, but this was the first thing I’ve done for YWJ, and it was fun for me. When the arrived at the YS offices I made…… Continue reading Interview with Youth Worker Journal

Work in the Cloud

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_hJ3R8jEZM Storing important files locally is so 2008. I don’t need Microsoft Office anymore. Actually, I’ve used it decreasingly less for a few years now. Instead, I use Google docs for that. (Or Evernote on my iPhone.) The first thing group of editors do when they receive a new article for youthspecialties.com? Upload it to Google…… Continue reading Work in the Cloud

Multi-Generational Communication

When I was in New Jersey, I had an intriguing conversation about communicating to multiple generations during the Sunday morning sermon. Kristen’s uncle, Fred Provencher, is a senior leader and one smart cookie. I loved this conversation on a lot of fronts. Fred is a great communicator, he is a great pastor, and yet he…… Continue reading Multi-Generational Communication

Telecommunications in the 1990s

This video is part of an elaborate hoax. Allegedly, it’s from a British video series from the 1960s about the future. There’s just a little too much social commentary in there to be believable. But it is pretty funny. And I can see how a lot of people could be fooled!