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Great topic, I was just thinking about this same thing the other day. You definitely helped me see the big picture of it a lot better, so thanks for that! Depending on the strategy of the church, I'd say go with a very simple, visitor/new attender focussed mobile app to answer questions and point to a member/regular attender connection and community focussed resource app. how's that sound?
Just one more reason DTS is the coolest seminary around: Here's a pic from my window of the building they were on top of: Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2010 at OneMind
So I wanted to try something. An experiment if you will. I wanted to see how many more people would read this if it were about something relevant to the masses. So here you go: Dating as a Christian. Most christian guys and christian girls could write for days about this topic (contact me if you would like to do a guest post... here). In fact here's a video made by some friends at my seminary... co-starring yours truly, haha... about exactly this topic. This was made from a woman's perspective and is pretty applicable all around. Now from a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2010 at OneMind
It is a personal goal, a challenge if you will, to push the limits of the cheap, efficient, minimal, basic, simple tools in my world to produce excellent results. Notice I didn't say professional, that word has too many meanings these days. As Christians we are called to do all things in excellence, not necessarily as a professional, and I find that to be the greater of the two anyways. There are lots of "professionals" who get paid to make crap. Somebody made and was paid for every commercial you see on TV. Have you ever really thought about that?... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2010 at OneMind
What is your definition of sin? Respond below. Well since no one chimed in, I thought I'd elaborate a little and give you my definition for sin. The more I encounter people and ask this question, children especially, the more I get the response that sin is "the bad things we do", or "the things we do that make God angry". I fully believe we, as the Church, have failed at teaching sin. Let me start by asking this question: How do we come to salvation? In Ephesians 2:8-9, Paul teaches us that it is "by grace you have been... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2010 at OneMind
In case you didn't spend your day watching the blog auto-update the iPhone OS 4 event here's a recap of what Cupertino is giving us (iPhone users) this summer with the release of the new OS 4. The 7 Tentpoles of iPhone OS 4: 1. Multitasking between Apps... without killing battery life. (yes that means pandora can play in the background and skype can receive calls while running in the background) 2. Folder... iPhone apps can now be arranged into folders which means instead of 180 apps, you can have 2100+ 3. Mail... enchanced mail, that is. That means... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2010 at OneMind
Well, as we all have already heard, healthcare reform has passed. Probably not the reform you or I had hoped for, but tomorrow it will be in law. As I think about the tragic implications of this "historic" reform I have to think about exactly why it is tragic. It's not because it's going to financially break us all, and it will. It's not because of too much government control, and there is too much. It's not even because some it could possibly lead to the overturning of many anti-abortion laws that will stop protecting the lives of the innocent... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2010 at OneMind
For your St. Patrick's Day viewing pleasure... I present: The Leprechaun in Mobile, AL (aka, 'Could be a Crackhead'). Enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2010 at OneMind
Today we're going to talk about why we, as Christians, do good things, strive to live Holy lives, and how that affects our relationship with God. Now obviously the title was just to get you here, but I do want to start by saying that neither salvation, nor sanctification (what most would say is the process of becoming Christ-like), is based on works. Never in Christianity is your relationship with your Savior, Jesus, put in jeopardy because of the things you chose to do or not do. Doing certain things and not doing others does not determine your salvation or... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2010 at OneMind
via Great article about how the love and grace of the one, true God changed the life of Mosab Hassan Yousef (the son of the man who created the Hamas terrorist regime) Click here to read Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2010 at OneMind
Today is Twitter Tuesday. So today I will try to answer the question I've been asked a hundred times, "What's a Twitter?" Now obviously the question should be stated "What IS Twitter" but you know how old people are, always making proper nouns common, always making department stores possessive (like Walmart's or Belk's). But back to the topic... What is Twitter? Well according to the Twitter website, "Twitter is without a doubt the best way to share and discover what is happening right now." No one uses twitter the same way. So use it as an RSS feed to follow... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2010 at OneMind
Southern Baptists have also failed to react quickly to population patterns in the U.S. While most Americans now live in cities and suburbs, almost half of Southern Baptist churches are in rural areas. via This is a must read for Baptist ministers of every kind on the Great Commission Resurgence. The future of the SBC hinges on this resurgence. Make time to go to Orlando this June and vote! Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2010 at OneMind
Here are the final results for the LifeChallenge event I worked on for my dad's Church in Albertville, AL. LifeChallenge will be happening March 6 @ 6pm, March 7 @ 8:15, 9:30, 10:45am, and 5pm. If you're from the area, check it out! (By the way, this is the version I used for a class project... it was a busy week, had to kill 2 birds with 1 stone) Let me know what you think, or if you'd like any information on attending LifeChallege contact Amanda at First Baptist Church of Albertville at 256-878-2291 Ministry Is A Mindset :: Think... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2010 at OneMind
We would all love to go to a school, work for a company, or just be friends with the best of the best in our particular field, whatever field that may be, hoping that some of their wisdom would rub off on us. We read books, watch videos, and attend conferences to gain exposure to the insights of those we highly esteem. Well guess what? With twitter, you could do that everyday! When most people join or look at joining twitter, they never really know how twitter is supposed to be used. So today I'm going to discuss one way... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2010 at OneMind
Real Title: My New Blogging Structure Structure is important. As much as we hate to admit that fact, we can't escape it. At least not if we want to be successful. So that is why I am restructuring the format of my posts. I need some work to get back into the habit of posting weekly, or daily, and the best way to do that is to come prepared. Yes I mean "theme days". Here is my list so far, feel free to comment on things you would like to see here as well: Ministry Monday - a weekly post,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2010 at OneMind
I was approached this week to help with the design of an event whose aim will be to live for 24 hours completely devoted to Christ and extending His ministry. It should be pretty cool when we get it done and I'll post the final results for you then. But as I began to develop the campaign, I started by asking the question,"What would it look like to live 24 hours as Christ would?" This is tough question to ask because you force yourself to inventory the way you currently live and, let's face it, none of us live lives... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2010 at OneMind
Earlier this week I had the unique opportunity to read an original letter written by C. I. Scofield that was a response to a request for advice by Lewis Sperry Chafer. Chafer was apparently creating some sort of big chart on the Prophets to use as a teaching aid and wanted to know what Scofield thought about it. Yeah, I know, sounds like this is going to be a pretty boring post... hang with me. In the response letter, Sofield said that he never actually got to the content because there was simply too much! (my paraphrase... once you've written... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2010 at OneMind
(*Picture from So in case you live under a rock, or just aren't "into that whole techie, geek thing," you probably heard about Apple's new "magical" (their word, not mine) device that will change the future. Needless to say, or maybe it is needed, the iPad, known affectionately already by many other names that play off of its lack luster nomenclature, shattered the hopes and dreams of suburban, upper-middle class fanboys everywhere, including your's truly. Let me give you a rundown of my reactions as the day unfolded. The lights were dimming, or so my computer screen informed me.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2010 at OneMind
Welcome to my temporary blog site. I had some problems a little while back with my host... problem was that I told my brother I didn't host anything on his server when actually my whole site was and I had forgotten. So, that brings us here. I'm glad you stopped by to check it our and I hope you find what you came looking for! (let me know, I might be looking for it too!!) As Always... -Ministry is a Mindset :: Think About It Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2010 at OneMind
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