I tend to be a little bit of a typography nerd… I might even get mad at the TV if I see a poorly-used font in a commercial. I’m not the only one who does that, right? Just like a commercial, the right font in the right place can do wonders for a parish website [...]
Lent begins on March 5th this year—only a few weeks away. Below are my top five online or reading resources that are either free or very affordable. Please share any resources or prayer aids you use in the comments below! Lenten Magnificat Companion (iPhone) (Kindle) The Little Black Book for Lent (Kindle) Living Lent Daily from [...]
It can be frustrating to hear someone assume something inaccurately about the Catholic Church. You’ve all heard the typical assumptions or flawed interpretations… we worship Mary, we shouldn’t baptize infants, there’s no need to confess our sins to a priest, etc. Not only are these signs that the Church is easily misunderstood, but it could [...]
A 5 year-old can start a car if you hand them the keys, but it doesn’t mean they are responsible enough yet to drive it. It’s a common thought that “kids know tech”. We have taken this attitude and philosophy that young age equals tech knowledge including how to effectively and strategically use technology. They [...]
For me, 2013 was the year of finally jumping on the cloud storage bandwagon. After I had my phone stolen and I forever lost pictures and videos of my son learning to walk, I immediately put the Dropbox app on my new phone so media would automatically upload to my account. I’m glad I have [...]
You hear a lot about cyberbullying, and I’ve had some “brushes” with it; but in all honesty I have had a tough time fully comprehending the emotional impact on a child. Well, up until just these past couple of weeks. I wasn’t harassed, threatened, and told I was being watched by kids either. This was [...]
If someone is just visiting a Catholic Church website, there’s a good chance they’re looking for the church’s Mass times. Unfortunately, too many church websites still don’t have their mass times updated regularly. While I’d love to solve that issue, it probably can only be accomplished one one church at a time. The one issue, [...]
For those of you using the new Adobe Creative Cloud suite, you may have heard that Cloud sharing was rolled out last week. It’s brilliant.
I had the opportunity at this year’s ICSC Conference to do a presentation on securing your parish data. There are some simple steps and approaches you can take to noticeably improve your church’s data security. Here’s my presentation from ICSC 2013.