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15 minutes | Jun 12, 2021
324 - Making Social More Social
In the previous podcast episode, "The Sate Of Social" we surveyed the state of the social aspect on social media and networks. We pick up the conversation in this episode talking about making social (media / networks) more social. You might find some of the practical tips and examples useful for your context. Mentioned In The EpisodeHow COVID Has Affected Christians’ Faith [Survey Results]A Look At Two Lectio Divina Devotional AppsNoteworthyLectio 365More about the devotional app app herePete Greig24/7 PrayerObsidian And Bible StudyHow To Set up Obsidian To Take Connected Bible NotesLet’s Talk About Making Social More SocialWhat thoughts or ideas were sparked by the conversation? Perhaps it was something Blessing highlighted as noteworthy. Whatever it is, let us know — @ChurchMag using #cmagcast on Twitter — or contact us here - or at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll share it on an upcoming episode.
19 minutes | Jun 6, 2021
323 - The State of Social In Social
The State of Social In Social With social media as ubiquitous as it is, talking about it, though sometimes exhausting, is still worthwhile. In this episode Blessing Mpofu and Chris Wilson have the first of two conversations, about making social (media) more social. We also debut the first of a new segment, where we highlight something noteworthy. Noteworthy:Check out Mary DeMuth's website here and her podcast, "Pray Every Day" here.See Mental Health Church Plan: Awareness to Action, is the blog post mentioned and check out ChurchAndMentalHealth.com hereLet's talk:How would you describe the state of social media at the moment? What did you think of the noteworthy resources?Let us know — @ChurchMag using #cmagcast — contact us here or by email at email@example.com — and we’ll share it on an upcoming episode.
8 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
322 - End Of An Intermission
After an unusually long ChurchMag Podcast hiatus Blessing does an editor's drop to say hello and shed a little light on the impact of 2020. He says what's been happening and announces a little of what's happening with the ChurchMag Podcast and maybe not enough of what's coming but give it a listen anyway. What would you like us to cover. Let us know on Twitter — @ChurchMag using #cmagcast — contact us here or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
14 minutes | Nov 5, 2020
321 - Are You Tired of Video Conference Calls?
Dear Diary,It's March 249th, 2020. COVID-19 has been with us for a long time, now and we have had more video conference calls this month than our entire lives previously.Will I make it to April?-- Signed: Tired of PandemicsDo you have anything to add to the conversation? If you have any video conference call tips, please tell us on Twitter — @ChurchMag using #cmagcast — contact us here or by email at email@example.com — and we’ll share it on an upcoming episode.
19 minutes | Oct 8, 2020
320 - Truth & Politics
This week on the podcast we share something we recorded back in March of this year and seems to have become even more relevant over the past several months.Here are all the links we referred to in this episode:Robert Downey Jr and Tom Holland in Back to the future - This is heavy! [ deepfake ]Trump Shared a Fake Video of Biden. We Asked His Campaign Why.White House shares edited video to justify revoking press pass of CNN's Jim AcostaPhotoshop Will Help ID Images That Have Been … PhotoshoppedAdobe, Stanford and Princeton have developed deepfake software that can change video dialogue. Here's how it worksUnboxing The Pablo Escobar Fold 2The Truth About the Escobar Folding Phone!Tell us what you think on Twitter — @ChurchMag using #cmagcast — contact us here or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org — and we’ll share it on an upcoming episode.
15 minutes | Sep 18, 2020
319 - Facing Our First World Problems
How are you facing your first world problems?"First world problems" is somewhat complicated. On one hand, we shouldn't complain while so many people in the world have much more serious issues to handle. On the other hand, a "first world problem" is still a problem that has to be faced.Let's talk about it!Tell us about your recent "first world problems" and how you successfully navigated through them or what you took away from the experience.Let us know — @ChurchMag using #cmagcast — contact us here or by email at email@example.com — and we’ll share it on an upcoming episode.
10 minutes | Aug 20, 2020
318 - Back to School or Back to the Drawing Board?
With different states and countries in different phases of "re-opening" we talk about schools. And there are some thoughts about youth ministry and evangelism. On the overall this episode is also about about the profound impact on a generation, maybe even the one after. We'd love to know how things are going in your home, district, even city. What are some of your thoughts about your children or young people in your church or community?Let us know — @ChurchMag using #cmagcast — contact us here or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org — and we’ll share it on an upcoming episode.
15 minutes | Jul 31, 2020
317 - Will Conferences Ever Return?
With a global pandemic, we have all had our share of video calls and Zoom meetings. There have been thousands of in-person conferences that have either been canceled or transformed into webinars.Will the conferences we have come to know ever return? Will webinars replace them?What do you think will happen to conferences as we know them? Let us know — @ChurchMag using #cmagcast — contact us here or by email at email@example.com — and we’ll share it on an upcoming episode.
13 minutes | Jul 24, 2020
316 - Church Planting In Times Of A Pandemic
After months of a global pandemic and economic strain, what affect has it had on church planting?Join the conversation on this week's episode by using the #cmagcast hashtag or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll share your comment on a future podcast.Here is the full series by Phil that Blessing referred to:Church Without Limitations: Get Moving 1Church Without Obstacles: Problem-Solving 2Church Without End: Scalability 3Church Without Gaps: Human Capital 4Church Without A Building: Decentralization 5Church Without Buildings: Internet Churches 6Church Without Divisions: Hyper-Threaded Wikis 7Church Without Pastors: E-quipped Disciples 8Church Without Budgets: Kickstarting the Kingdom 9Church Without Problems: Digital Discontent 10Church Without Hours: Internet Office 11Church Without Structures: Simple 12
20 minutes | Jul 16, 2020
315 - Church Tech Budgets During COVID Fallout
COVID is bringing along with it economic turmoil in its wake. This ultimately affects church budgets -- so what do you do about your church tech budget?Should it be slashed? Should it be expanded?The answer isn't as obvious as you might think.Referenced in this episode: When Churches Reopen: The Vulnerable
14 minutes | Jul 9, 2020
314 - Do You Have Church Streaming Fatigue?
Are you experiencing -- STREAMING FATIGUE?That's the term we've coined for the feeling you get after "attending" church service streams for months on end.Is it sustainable? Is it working? Where do we go from here?
20 minutes | Jul 2, 2020
313 - What Are We Building?
Over the past several weeks, the United States has begun to rethink and question some of the monuments, statues, signs, and symbols used throughout the public space. This has prompted us to take a moment of reflection and consider the question for the Church: What are we building?
13 minutes | Jun 25, 2020
312 - ChurchMag COVID Survey
We need your help!This week on the podcast we would love it if you could take a few minutes and take our COVID survey -- right here!If that link isn't working with your podcast player, here's a directly URL: https://churchm.ag/covid-survey/The more the merrier, so please pass this along for your friends, too; we want to hear from everyone.Now, let's roll the tape...
16 minutes | Jun 18, 2020
311 - COVID Contrast: Online vs Face-to-Face
We've talked about the differences between online and face-to-face relationships before. This time, however, we have a unique opportunity to compare the two experiences in a real A/B comparison.Jeremy shares his experience as a counselor who worked entirely face-to-face, to having the chance to switch to 100% online sessions with the same people.What do you think about what Jeremy had to say this week? Let us know -- @ChurchMag using #cmagcast — contact us here or by email at email@example.com -- and we'll share it on an upcoming episode.
8 minutes | Jun 11, 2020
310 - Gvouchers Helping During a Pandemic
Here's a cool tools that can be used by business and maybe nonprofits? A great way to help take the sting out of a bad economic situation. "Gvouchers helps you sell Gift Vouchers to your loyal customers."Share your thoughts, ideas, and questions with us -- @ChurchMag using #cmagcast — contact us here or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org -- and we'll share it on an upcoming episode.
65 minutes | Jun 4, 2020
Black Lives Matter
This week, Blessing, Eric, and Jeremy welcome back Phil to the podcast as we dive into this week's most pressing topic: racism.We understand and believe this topic is very important and in no way is this a full survey of what we are experiencing in America right now. We simply want to help the Church to start talking about these things. At the end of the day, three of our four podcasters in this episode are white. So while this may help you start thinking about these issues, we highly recommend you seek out other voices that are much better at breaking this down than us.
11 minutes | May 28, 2020
309 - COVID & Mental Health
This week on the podcast Jeremy shares his expertise from Church and Mental Health as we discuss some basic ideas surrounding mental health during these difficult times.Feel free to ask a question -- @ChurchMag using #cmagcast — contact us here or by email at email@example.com -- and Jeremy will answer your question on an upcoming episode (or privately if you need).
23 minutes | May 22, 2020
308 - Bobby Gruenewald: YouVersion, Resources, and You (Part II)
This week on the podcast we share the second part of a two-part interview Blessing had with Bobby Gruenewald -- Innovation Leader at Life.Church and creator of YouVersion / Bible App.Share your thoughts, ideas, and questions with us -- @ChurchMag using #cmagcast — contact us here or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org -- and we'll share it on an upcoming episode.
27 minutes | May 14, 2020
307 - Bobby Gruenewald: YouVersion, Resources, and You (Part I)
This week on the podcast we share the first part of a two-part interview Blessing had with Bobby Gruenewald -- Innovation Leader at Life.Church and creator of YouVersion.As easy as it is to sometimes shrug and say that our resources are too limited or we don't have enough time to do something, the truth is, it's often times those limitations that are the catalyst for success.Share your thoughts, ideas, and questions with us -- @ChurchMag using #cmagcast — contact us here or by email at email@example.com -- and we'll share it on an upcoming episode.
11 minutes | May 7, 2020
306 - That Time We Nerded Out About Star Wars
During the lockdown and COVID-19 Pandemic, what better time is there to binge on Star Wars!?!With May the 4th this week, we decided we would share some thoughts about one of our most beloved film franchises, talk about what order to watch them, with just a little controversy on the side.Tell us what order you like to watch them, what you think about Episode 9, and anything else you would like to say to us about Star Wars. At us -- @ChurchMag using #cmagcast — contact us here or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll reply on an upcoming episode.
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