Technology Redeemed? via Collide Magazine


As a techy pastor, I do often find myself at a crossroads between the two natures of technology – the often purely utilitarian aspect, and then the perverted and distorted use of it. We’ve all enjoyed the standard movie plot of a man trying to protect his invention from being turned into a weapon.

Scott McClellan at Collide Magazine just posted an article about the opposite – when wayward technology is redeemed for God’s purposes. Continue reading “Technology Redeemed? via Collide Magazine”

GeekRev’s Site Featured


While GR is still very young, it’s always nice to be recognized by your peers. Brandon Cox (@brandonacox) over at wpforministry told me Saturday night that he’d be featuring our customization of Standard Theme today. You can check it out here.

Other than colors, we’ve done some subtle but elegant changes.

One thing we did was to increase the letter-spacing of the navigation menu items to make them read better. You can do this by adding the following to your custom.css file: Continue reading “GeekRev’s Site Featured”

What Camera Is the Right Camera for Your Church? – Part 1


Church video production covers a wide spectrum of video gear because there are a lot of different video applications in the church. You have everything from webcasting to full-on studio packages to produce for the church. This makes it very hard to choose a camera that you are confident will meet your needs. In this four-part series, I am going to try to highlight some of my favorite cameras and in what situations they would be best.

We will start with my favorite category: HD DSLRs.

I love these new cameras that have become so popular in the video world. I am talking of course about the crop of Digital Single-Lens Reflex cameras that shoot High Definition video. Some examples are the Canon T2i, Canon 60D, Canon 7D, and the Canon 5D Mark II. Continue reading “What Camera Is the Right Camera for Your Church? – Part 1”

Introducing Michael Beck


In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’d like to introduce you to one of the awesome gifts that God gave me as a pastor: Michael Beck (@lapistola). Michael is the technology director at Thrive Church (@thrivechurch).

Michael’s creative passion is cinema. He’s both technically and creatively gifted. Michael produces 99% of the video we use at Thrive, whether for sermon illustrations, pure comedic relief, or TV commercials.

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