Using comics and superheroes to find God in the absurd
Using comics and superheroes to find God in the absurd

I recently came across a comic book entitled, “Legions of Ludicrous Heroes.” It features such characters as Antisocial Man and Captain Optimist, with superpowers like being able to put their victims feet

Tech Report: Collecting information with Google Forms
Tech Report: Collecting information with Google Forms

We get a lot of questions about creating online forms. There are lots of inexpensive and powerful tools to consider, including Wufoo, Formstack, SignUpGenius, and SurveyMonkey. But if you’re looking

Link by link: Creating an online parish resource center
Link by link: Creating an online parish resource center

Editor’s note: This post follows up on Kyle’s “Digital Ministry Field Notes” from September 8. It tells the story of the creation of St. Columba’s Spirit Link online resource center. One

How your church can adapt to the new Facebook algorithm
How your church can adapt to the new Facebook algorithm

Facebook has undergone some major changes in how people view posts from “fan pages.” The model that we all used to enjoy was predicated on pages seeking “likes” in order

Church publications meet Hollywood design aesthetic
Church publications meet Hollywood design aesthetic

When it comes to a parish newsletter, a worship bulletin, a blog, a website, or any other kind of designed material used for communication and marketing in churches, my instinct

Tech Report: Easy graphic design with Canva
Tech Report: Easy graphic design with Canva

I’m a lousy graphic designer, which is unfortunate for someone who spends much of his time creating content for an increasingly visual medium. I call it the Pinterest-ification of the

Chrome browser extensions for ministry
Chrome browser extensions for ministry

Working in a church today takes quite a bit of savvy beyond the visible liturgical and pastoral functions. Talk to any parish priest, faith formation leader, or lay leader, and

Video: Social media for churches (aka #chsocm)
Video: Social media for churches (aka #chsocm)

Last week, I had the opportunity to speak with Peter Turner, Technology and Communications Director for the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. We spoke on a Google+ Hangout about getting churches

Resource Curation 101
Resource Curation 101

I wrote recently that if you want to set others on fire for faith learning, you need not just a spark but a stack of kindling to feed the flame. We all need

Tech Report: How to schedule a meeting with Doodle
Tech Report: How to schedule a meeting with Doodle

Let me be blunt: scheduling an event via email is a terrible idea. I’m certainly guilty of this cardinal digital sin. I think “Oh, this one will only take a