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W-E-B Issue 209 ~ May (i) 2012
Monthly ISSN 471-0323  Bookmark and Share
INTERNET EVANGELISM DAY FEEDBACK
AMAZING NEW IMAGE RESOURCE
MOTHER'S DAY
VIDEO SHORTS ARE POWERFUL
SOCIAL MEDIA
EVENTS
COMMUNICATING WELL
POPULAR CULTURE
THE WORLD WE LIVE IN
MOBILE PHONES
TECH TIPS
TAILEND FUN

"A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind" - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

INTERNET EVANGELISM DAY FEEDBACK

Thank you for any ways you were able to make IE Day known - and please share with us news of anything you did:
http://ieday.net/feedback.php

There was a feature article from Christian Post on IE Day itself:
http://www.christianpost.com/news/evangelical-website-promotes-internet-evangelism-day-74022/

Two of the strategic IE Day free ebooks are still available for a limited period: Netcasters and Tweeting Church:
http://ieday.net/eb

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AMAZING NEW IMAGE RESOURCE

FREE BIBLE IMAGES is a new website offering a growing range of free posed-with-actors photos to illustrate various bible stories, as well as modern color illustrations. You can use them to illustrate talks and sermons, use with youth-groups and children's ministry, or in blogs etc. One of my pet irritations is creepily old-fashioned 'religious' illustrations of bible topics. These aren't!
http://www.freebibleimages.org/

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MOTHER'S DAY

Free resources and ideas:
http://www.effectivechurchcom.com/2012/05/connection-cards-for-mothers-day-essential-tools-for-follow-up/
and how to make unchurched visitors welcome:
http://www.effectivechurchcom.com/2012/05/mothers-day-opportunity-2-invitations-and-welcomes-to-unchurched-family-members/

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VIDEO SHORTS ARE POWERFUL

VIDEO PARABLES - Angelica's Story: The Impact of a Parable. She tells how her life was changed when she attended a Christian film festival. A short film played an important role in her spiritual journey:
http://blogs.christianpost.com/time-for-everything/angelicas-story-the-impact-of-a-christian-film-9587/

CARDBOARD TESTIMONIES can communicate well, both as video shorts and face-to-face:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/8126

USING AND MAKING video shorts:
http://ieday.net/video

SOCIAL VIDEO is increasingly vital to communicate effectively:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-spencer/africa-development_b_1462732.html?ref=tw

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SOCIAL MEDIA

NEW TWITTER TOOL - NeedTagger is a new service shortly to be in public beta test mode. Sign up for news at the site. It will allow you to easily find others tweeting on specific topics, and reply to them. This could well be useful to contact people who are hurting or have other issues, as well as common secular or spiritual interests:
http://www.needtagger.com/
They give an example of how it works on their blog:
http://www.needtagger.com/tweets-that-matter-prospective-students-seeking-help-and-advice/

WHY DOES SOCIAL MEDIA have a place in the church?
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/8067

PINTEREST - examples of how churches use it:
http://djchuang.com/2012/a-list-of-churches-on-pinterest/

4 USEFUL Twitter apps:
http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/4-impressive-twitter-apps-for-your-web-browser/

A BRIDGE TO CROSS - If your ministry or non-profit is more than 10 years old, chances are it's not adequately prepared for Generation-C, the connected customer:
http://www.brianbarela.com/the-bridge-you-have-to-cross/

FACEBOOK lists that might match your needs:

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EVENTS

LONDON, UK - Premier Radio apologetics day conference Unbelievable 26 May:
http://www.premierradio.org.uk/reasons

OTHER CONFERENCES and training days - Biola Media Conference 5-7 June, ICCM (on 3 continents), UK social media training days, COICOM S. America September:
http://ieday.net/events.php

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COMMUNICATING WELL

DIALOGUE is essential to good communication, even in preaching. This is equally true in good storytelling. Video short by Jerry Miller:
http://youtu.be/ghteVlkFPoI

3 QUESTIONS you should answer before launching a website:
http://www.maurilioamorim.com/2012/04/3-questions-you-should-answer-before-launching-a-website

HOW TO get people to listen to you:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikaandersen/2012/04/27/3-simple-ways-to-get-people-to-listen-to-you/

MAN OF PEACE: "You keep saying 'Persons of Peace' were Jesus' most strategic tactic for evangelism. How does it work?"
http://mikebreen.wordpress.com/2012/05/03/you-keep-saying-persons-of-peace-were-jesus-most-strategic-tactic-for-evangelism-how-does-it-work/

HOW CHURCHES DESTROY their brand:
http://www.sundaymag.tv/issue3/church-branding/

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POPULAR CULTURE

REVIEW of The Kid with a Bike:
http://www.christandpopculture.com/asides/the-moviegoer-the-kid-with-a-bike-and-the-love-that-never-leaves/

DAMARIS RESOURCES FOR THE RE-RELEASE of Chariots of Fire:
http://www.damaris.org/chariots

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THE WORLD WE LIVE IN

TIANANMEN SQUARE - latest syndicatable article from web evangelist Rusty Wright:
http://rustywright.com/articles/tiananmen-leaders-divine-cause/

ARE CHILDREN BORN with innate belief?
http://www.tothesource.org/5_2_2012/5_2_2012.htm

JEWISH BIBLE ONLINE - Dr David Stern's translation is now available at Bible Gateway. It is a good experience to read the Bible in a Jewish context using appropriate Jewish vocabulary:
http://www.biblegateway.com/versions/Complete-Jewish-Bible-CJB

INCREDIBLE USE of iPhones for visually impaired:
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/05/how-the-blind-are-reinventing-the-iphone/256589/

RUGGEDIZED LAPTOPPY TABLET - could be useful in Majority World and missions:
http://www.motioncomputing.com/products/tablet_pc_f5.asp

CHRISTIAN YOUTH WEBSITE wins "Internet's highest honor":
http://www.communicatejesus.com/2012/05/christian-youth-website-wins-internets-highest-honour/

LATEST ISSUE OF ST FRANCIS MAGAZINE discusses translation issues for Muslim readers:
http://www.stfrancismagazine.info/ja/

LATEST WEB USAGE stats - with some surprises:
http://www.internetworldstats.com/top20.htm

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MOBILE PHONES

MOBILE ADVANCE ministry released on IE Day a new version of their 5-minute video explaining the amazing opportunities for mobile phones in the Majority World You can also download it to use in seminars etc.:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/8016
More news from Mobile Advance:
http://www.mobileadvance.org/blog/159-news-you-can-use

ELEARNING, Africa and mobile phones:
http://www.elearning-africa.com/eLA_Newsportal/take-to-the-stage-at-elearning-africa-2012/

SMS text messages can have a place in mobile phone evangelism - the DigiTELL project in Turkey is an exciting project that is pushing the outer limits of outreach with mobile phones:
http://www.mobileadvance.org/blog/160-digitell-outreach-update

3 REASONS your church should have a mobile website (with eyepopping examples):
http://www.stevefogg.com/2012/05/04/mobile-website-church/

70% OF AFRICANS have access to a mobile phone. OK, some may not always have credit and it may be a shared phone, but it's a life-changer, and they will be increasingly likely to access Facebook and other resources free via the normal mobile signal:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-spencer/africa-development_b_1462732.html

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TECH TIPS

- non-techies look away now

FACEBOOK APP STORE now open:
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/facebook/facebook-announces-the-app-center/12792

CSS3 generators and tools:
http://line25.com/articles/handy-roundup-of-css3-generators-and-tools

SEND AN ATTACHMENT direct to Google Drive:
http://lifehacker.com/5906343/instantly-send-any-gmail-attachment-to-google-drive

PSYCHOLOGY OF COLOR in design:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/8062

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TAILEND FUN ô¿ô

A working stationery steam engine made entirely out of glass:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73txXT21aZU

Take a picture of friend with face squished against glass window. Use as your phone contact pic - they look trapped inside the phone:
http://pinterest.com/pin/13229392625805636/

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