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May 24, 2018
212 - Are Warranties Worth It?
Blessing Mpofu joins us again! (This is fun.) Jeremy kicks things off talking about his new Pixel phone, which leads us to the conversation of warranties. Are they wort...
May 18, 2018
211 - This Is Blessing Mpofu
We are excited to finally have Blessing Mpofu on the podcast this week! Blessing has been blessing ChurchMag readers since 2015 and has more recently become a Senior Staff Wr...
May 10, 2018
210 - Nate Smoyer Ultimate Mega Mix Tape
This week on the podcast, we invite Nate Smoyer on the podcast for the second time -- you can catch him here previously. Nate is an amazing guy and we're sure you'll enjoy th...
May 04, 2018
209 - Church Email Pet Peeves and the Power of MailChimp
This week on the podcast Eric, Jeremy, and Phil talk about some of their biggest church email pet peeves and talk about some of the great ways you can level up your church email...
April 26, 2018
208 - Ben White: World Famous Christian Stock Photographer
When you see his face, you may very well recognize him. Is he on your church website? Maybe the latest Christian publication you read? Or perhaps your favorite blog? It's ...
April 20, 2018
207 - Christian Video Game Cheese
Why is it that so much Christian media is -- lame? From movies to video games (not so much with music anymore), anything within the Christian marketing genre is stereotypical...
April 12, 2018
206 - Facebook Hearings & Church Tech Education
This week has been full of headline news -- "Senate fails its Zuckerberg test", "'Um, uh, no': Zuckerberg not keen to reveal own personal info", and many others. One observat...
April 06, 2018
205 - Facebook's Data Disaster & Your Church Member Data
We kick-off this episode with John Wilkerson's comments he shared regarding our podcast a few weeks ago -- Publisher vs InDesign? -- and then dive head-first into the Facebook d...
March 30, 2018
204 - Easter Complete: Treat Yo Self!
It's almost become a tradition, it feels like. We take the podcast time around Easter to remind all of you that have been working so hard for the "Super Bowl Sunday" of church s...
March 22, 2018
203 - Publisher vs InDesign?
This week on the podcast we talk about, we touch on a subject we've talked about before -- discussing church tech. We talk about a specific example -- a case example if you w...
March 16, 2018
202 - Being Mindful of Mobile Media Consumption
Technology is always around us -- do we turn it off often enough? And what about social media? Are we consuming it -- or is it consuming us? You can join in on this week's...
March 09, 2018
201 - Katie Allred Talks Facebook Groups
We are excited to talk with Katie Allred this week! She is the co-founder of the very awesome Church Communications Facebook Group. With over 15,000 members, it is easily the...
March 01, 2018
200 - Drew Dixon Talks Video Games
This week on the podcast we level-up in two different ways. First, we hit our 200th episode! And the second way we leveled-up? We have the very cool Drew Dixon on the podc...
February 23, 2018
199 - Home Automation Meets Church Automation?
Have you heard about home automation? It's basically the Intenet of Things becoming a reality with things like Google Home, Echo, Alexa, and others. Your coffee maker, TV, co...
February 15, 2018
198 - Your Church Website is an Outreach Tool
We haven't been this excited about a podcast episode in a very long time. This week we have a very special guest -- Chad Hugghins from CV Outreach. CV Outreach is a North ...
February 09, 2018
197 - What Would Jesus Tweet?
What would Jesus tweet? While we didn't ask that questions specifically on this week's podcast, that pretty much summarizes the episode. We spend so much time as church techs ta...
February 02, 2018
196 - Facebook: More Friends and Family?
A few weeks ago, Mark Zuckerberg announced some major changes to how Facebook's News Feed is aggregated. We shared an awesome post about how the new Facebook News Feed will affe...
January 25, 2018
195 - Why Do You Want New Tech in Your Church?
So you want a new mobile app for your church? What about a new sound system or lighting? Has the question been asked as to why these things are wanted? What's the real or fun...
January 19, 2018
194 - Riddle Me This: What About Low Bandwidth?
Phil is back on the podcast!?! We not only welcome him back, but we also answer a question submitted by John Wilkerson regarding bandwidth. If you have sermon audio being lis...
January 12, 2018
193 - The Phil-In: Paul Alan Clifford, Live-Streaming Church Expert
On this episode, we welcome Paul Alan Clifford as he discusses one of his biggest passions: Live-Streaming Church! Paul shares his heart, streaming, and a little about his new e...
January 05, 2018
192 - The Phil-In: Seth Muse, Church Communication Jedi
This week's "Phil-In" is church communication pro Seth Muse (http://www.sethmuse.com/). On this very special episode, Seth talks about church Instagram and social media.
December 29, 2017
191 - The Phil-In: Scott Higa, The Christian Nerd
This week on the podcast, Phil Schneider is busy with babies, so we invited The Christian Nerd, Scott Higa to join the podcast. You find him almost everywhere on the web, but mo...
December 21, 2017
190 - Make America British Again: Christmas Edition
ChurchMag Senior Staff Writer Chris Wilson and WhyChristmas.com founder and ChurchMag Fellow James Cooper lead another British invasion -- taking over the ChurchMag Podcast with...
December 15, 2017
189 - Taking the Church Tech Out of the Church
Church tech is much more than just soundboards, video wipes, and an update on the front page of the website. Church tech is a chance to disciple, teach, and even reach those out...
December 08, 2017
188 - Rethinking Church Announcements
Are your church announcements stale? Is there anything else that's stale? (Stale is a weird word.) This week we talk about church announcements and why it's important t...
December 01, 2017
187 - Do You Need to Slow Down? (HINT: Yes!)
Thanksgiving is behind us and Christmas and New Years is up next. Even during this busy time, you need to take a moment to slow down and refill yourself before diving into the n...
November 23, 2017
186 - Black Friday Edition - 2017
Welcome to the fourth annual Black Friday edition of the ChurchMag podcast! Yowza!
November 17, 2017
185 - Using Technology for Church Cancellations
John Wilkerson asked the question: "...Church website managers: How do you handle closings?" From there, we talk about some of the ways you can use technology to spread the w...
November 10, 2017
184 - Politics? Net Neutrality? Free Speech?
This week's episode brings up the topic of internet freedom -- and refers to a bit of legislation that has since past -- and why we need to be pro-active Church tech. Church tec...
November 03, 2017
183 - Twitter Struggles and Facebook's Success?
Twitter toys with increasing character limits and struggles to be profitable -- meanwhile, Facebook continues to dominate. What does it mean? Does it matter? Which do you use fo...
October 27, 2017
182 - Are Digital Relationships Real?
Jeremy asks Phil and Eric one simple question: Would you attend my funeral? This week we talk about digital relationships.
October 19, 2017
181 - #MeToo
This week on the podcast, we take a moment to talk about the #MeToo hashtag that has been moving throughout social media and all around the week this past week. We talk about wh...
October 13, 2017
180 - Phil's Thoughts On Hashtags
How do you...hashtag? What happens when there is a national disaster? How do you use hashtags? Does our use of hashtags during this time get in the way of those who are using...
October 06, 2017
179 - Join Us for Extra Life!
This week we talk about Extra Life! A cool fundraiser to help kids. Do it for the kids and help Jeremy raise some donations! http://cmag.to/2ghbApC
September 29, 2017
178 - Church Tech Challenge: Remove
Are you ready for a "church tech challenge"? ChurchMag is! This week on the podcast, we're asked to think about what one thing from your church tech ministry you could remove...
September 22, 2017
177 - What Media Are You Consuming?
What media are you consuming? Eric, Jeremy, and Phil talk about what media that have been consuming lately, but what about you? We would love to hear from you! Send us an email ...
September 15, 2017
176 - WordPress, Medium, and Content Ownership
What can we learn from the fact that publishers are moving back to WordPress after having tried Medium? That's what we're talking about on this week's episode!
September 08, 2017
175 - Think and Pray Before You Social Media
It seems like almost every week there's some new controversy brewing in the world and it comes pouring out in social media. Like a steady stream of consciousness, emotions rise ...
September 01, 2017
174 - Pastors Using the Internet
Should pastors use the Internet any differently? What should they be thinking about? Does it even matter? Phil brings up the topic and Jeremy and Eric jump in as we talk about p...
August 25, 2017
173 - The Social Christian
This week on the podcast we introduce a new book by Phil Schneider titled: The Social Christian (https://churchmag.press/social-christian/). This book is aimed at answering the ...
August 18, 2017
172 - What's Your Church Blogging Strategy?
This week on the podcast, we start off talking about blogging style, but in the end, we talk more about blogging strategy. Blogging as a hobby, blogging as a business, or bloggi...
August 11, 2017
171 - How to Pick a Domain Name
How do you go about picking a domain name for your church, ministry, nonprofit organization -- or even your personal website? On this week's episode, Eric, Jeremy, and Phil talk...
August 04, 2017
170 - Using Technology to Help Others
We are using technology for many things in the church, but are we using it for the least of these? Are we doing our best to accommodate those with special needs? We talk about f...
July 28, 2017
169 - Using Legal Media
Is your church using media it downloads online legally? Can you use a YouTube video for your entire youth group? What if you download it? And can you use someones cool Instagram...
July 21, 2017
168 - What About Video Future?
Is everything going towards video? Has the written word lost its value? And what might this mean for the church? If you’d like to join the conversion, send us an email to podcas...
July 14, 2017
167 - Riddle Me This: What If We Collaborate?
This week on the podcast, we finally…and I mean…finally…answer a question from one of our awesome listeners. If you’d like to join the conversion, send us an email at podcast@ch...
July 07, 2017
166 - Church Tech Through the Eyes of Church Visitors
This week on the podcast we talk about a recent blog post written by Jeremy (http://cmag.to/2tmOC7o) about experiencing church tech from the eyes of a church visitor. How would ...
June 30, 2017
165 - Claire Diaz-Ortiz: Anyone Can Be A Mentor
This week we hear an exceptional guest talk about mentoring. The author of several top-notch books and general awesomeness, Claire Diaz-Ortiz (http://clairediazortiz.com/) graci...
June 23, 2017
164 - What Motivates You?
This week’s episode was recorded three months ago! Ironically enough, the topic is motivation. If you hear something a little out of the ordinary, knowing this was recorded mont...
June 16, 2017
163 - A Twitch Experiment and Church Tech Collaboration
Twitch users play the Stock Market with $50,000 of someone else’s money (http://cmag.to/2roWC4f) – but is it a success? This week on the podcast we talk about this experiment, c...
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