My Blog

Personal thoughts, rants, and updates.

The following are mostly posts I’ve written for other websites and blogs. For more posts on church communications read my posts at Ministry Communicators. You can also view many of my posts on Medium.

 

Why I’m Self Publishing My Book

In October of 2016 my first trade book will be available, PR Matters: A Survival Guide for Church Communicators. After working with several different publishers to produce and distribute this book, I decided that the best option is to self-publish. This may not be the...

Making the Case for SnapChat and the Church

Originally posted on ThatChurchConference.com  I’m all for hustling and reaching people on many fronts, but sometimes we need to slow down and ensure we’re mastering the basics before we play around with every new shiny toy. When I wrote that post, Snapchat had just...

Produce Sharable Content

I wrote the following post for Harvest Social, a great tool for managing social media for churches.   Many churches struggle with producing great content week after week. Their communications calendar (if they even have one) sits empty, their Facebook and Twitter...

The Jeremy Roberts Leadership Podcast

I loved talking with Jeremy Roberts about my time at Mars Hill and about church communications in general. I appreciate you taking a listen and hope its helpful for you.

Carey Nieuwhof Podcast Episode 079

I had the pleasure of talking with Carey Nieuwhof on his leadership podcast about my time as the Communications Director of Mars Hill Church. We talk about the good that happened, what I learned, what could have been better, and what it feels like to be on the inside...

Chosen For Such a Time As This

Here's a post I originally wrote for the Chosen Women's Conference.   "...And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?" - Esther 4:14 Ask five people what their favorite color is, or what their favorite flavor of ice cream is,...

New Book: Start with Generosity

“What am I doing with my life?” It’s a question that plagues millions of people daily. Variations of this question run through our heads constantly, “What’s my purpose?” “How do I get from where I am to where I want to be?” “How do I finally become successful?” These...

Talking Parenting and Social Media on the Dad Life Rules Podcast

I had the pleasure of talking with my good friend KC Proctor, in an episode of the Dad Life Rules Podcast. We talk about Parenting and Social Media, and what happens when they collide. Our conversation covered the following questions and more: How do you think your...

Let Your Words Be Few

Here’s a daily devotion of mine that they published on marshill.com a few days ago. I hope it’s helpful for you.  “Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. To draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they...

5 Tips for Celebrating Father’s Day After Dad Dies

About five months ago my father passed away unexpectedly after suffering a heart attack. As Father’s Day approaches, I’ve been wrestling with the conflict between allowing the day to be an exciting and joyful day where my kids get to shower me with homemade gifts and...

5 Reasons I Hate Talking on the Phone

A lot of people will read this and call me insensitive and impersonal, claiming that Facebook and the Internet are ruining relationships, and life as we know it. Those people usually drive a Prius, and don’t eat bacon. I’m not sure how that’s relevant, it’s just what...

7 Apps and Tools I Use Every Day

I often get asked what online tools and apps I use to get things done the way I do. Here’s the latest list. I hope you find it useful. Buffer I share A LOT on Facebook and Twitter. Sometimes I’ll get an idea for 3 or 4 posts at a time. Or I’ll be...

The Starbucks Square Failure

This morning I got an email from Square that you can finally make payments in Starbucks stores using Square Wallet on your phone. I was excited to try this, and went directly to Starbucks on my way to work. Square Wallet is an app on your phone that lets you pay at...

Welcome to Apple.

The website Cult of Mac posted a photo today of this note from Apple. Apparently every new employee at Apple gets this note on their first day. Who knows if its real. It certainly looks real, and it sounds like something they would say. It even resonates as something...

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