Quick Tip: Laboring with Technology

It’s been a while since I have posted here because I was a youth minister who was having a baby in the middle of the already full-throttle state that is a youth ministry in summer.  This being our third child and me being a geek, I thought with my first post...

Evernote…Again

I may be late to the game but did you know you can email notes to Evernote? They have created a slick way to not only send your notes to your account but also to tag and place them in folders. Here’s a clip from their site: How it works First, find your Evernote...

Guest Post: Link Your Accounts!

Simply Youth Ministry has always been about saving youth workers’ time. I too love efficiency. I want my computer to run faster. I organize files like an archivist. I even plan my calendar down to the day and hour I’m going to fill up my car with gas. Well, not that...

Favorite iPhone / iPad Apps Part 2

Here’s part 2 of my favorite iPhone / iPad apps for ministry and everyday life. 1. Bible – LifeChurch.tv – This is my go to Bible reader on the iOS platform.  I’ve tried others, but I always come back to this one.  The team at LifeChurch just...

Favorite iPhone / iPad Apps – Part 1

I often get asked what my favorite iPhone / iPads are, and I thought I would share my current list with you guys. I’m a total app junkie so it was difficult to narrow this down, I tried to make it a top ten, but there are a few more than that so I’m...

Friday Fun: Conan’s Team Loves Final Cut

Earlier this week I let everyone know about the new Final Cut Pro.  It’s been met with controversy for some of the changes that it made.  Not to let that controversy go unnoticed, the Conan staff let’s their feelings be known. What did you think of the new...

New Final Cut X now Available in the Mac App Store

The wait it over, all you video geeks (you know who you are) can go download Apple’s latest video editing software, Final Cut Pro,  from Mac App Store. It’s only $299.99 which sounds like a lot, but considering it wasn’t that long ago that this...

Never Tie a Water Balloon Again

I saw this on Facebook today (I wish I could remember who, sorry for not giving you credit) and it is a must have for any youth pastor.  It’s an essential tool for any of the water themed activities you might have this summer. It a water ballon fill and tie tool...

Postagram

I love taking pictures with my iPhone and Droid X.  I always have one of them with me, and at 5 and 8 megapixels they take pretty good pix.  My favorite photo app is instagram (FREE) and a close second is Halftone. Both of these apps are only available for iOS (sorry...

Green Screen Video Tips

I don’t know if you saw the 40 40 40 Angry Birds video I posted yesterday (Watch it HERE), but i wanted to share a few things I learned about shooting a video with a green screen. We worked with Ian at Halfway Bridge making it, so he helped guide us through it,...