Conversations in Technology Consumption

This morning, Pastor Heath and I hosted an hour-long (turned into an hour and a half) conversation regarding wisdom and the use of technology and parenting. It was enlightening for all of us. Some...
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Hyper Connected: The Generation that Doesn’t Power Down

This infographic shows the increased connectivity through the generations: Millennials, Gen X-ers, Young Boomers and Older Boomers It confirms what we all know: we are more and more "hyper connected" I wonder what would be said (in further...

Using Facebook Pages in Ministry

I currently manage two Facebook "pages" through hwcYouth. They are for our Followers and Middle School Youth programs. I created them for a couple of reasons: As a way to share pictures, videos, and ministry announcements A...

How to Block Porn on Your iOS Devices

I remember a time that it took work to find a dirty magazine. You either had to know a friend whose father had it, or you had to hope someone left an errant copy...

The world has changed.

16 billion texts? 3.2 hours on social networks? Send 175 million tweets? Wow. The world has changed. It wasn't that long ago that smartphones were mostly in the hands of business professionals with Bluetooth earpieces walking through...

What Kind of Checkin System Do You Use?

I get this question fairly often. It's one of those questions that children's pastors and leaders ask each other. The Database / Checkin System is BVCMS I've been on the lookout for a full-featured, web-based database...

Underage Kids on Facebook

Do you have Facebook? Do your kids have Facebook? Did you know that it is against the law for children under the age of 13 to create an online profile that collects their personal...

The Internet (infographic)

I am always amazed at the "vastness" and implicit impact the internet (and its subsidiaries) are having on humanity and our behavior. Check out this "infographic" below: HT Imago

Do You Monitor Your Teens Online Activity?

As a parent, I would definitely take issue with the words "spying on your children". Parental monitoring of your children's online activity is NOT spying! It is called parenting. I wisely monitor all aspects...

Some Technology Boundaries

A little over a month ago, my wife and I sat down to create and agree to a set of boundaries around our use of technology. Basically it was her telling me to get off...

Technology and Us (and our kids)

The television. Also known as: the TV. Love it or hate it, the TV has been an influential force in the last hundred years. From its early, crude transmitted silhouette images, to black and...

Rules for Using the Internet @ Home

A while back my wife and I had an argument regarding my use of the Internet while at home. In an effort to make peace, I wrote up a list of rules for myself...