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W-E-B Issue 232 ~ November 2013
Monthly ISSN 471-0323  Bookmark and Share
C O N T E N T S
Apologetics in French | C S Lewis book | Site usability | Mobile ministry | Faith and life| Communicating well | Social networking | Conferences | Tech tips | Tailend fun

They say...

"Don't do social campaigns; let social media serve as the glue that helps connect everything" - Erik Qualman

"Bad evangelism says: I'm right, you're wrong, and I would love to tell you about it" - Timothy Keller

Some of the God: New Evidence apologetics video shorts are now available subtitled in French. Check the YouTube playlist Après la vie. See also English, Russian and other resources and videos at Focus.org.uk

NEW BOOK IS A 'WARDROBE DOOR' INTO THE LIFE OF C. S. LEWIS

The death 50 years ago this month of Lewis has given an opportunity to assess his life and impact. The recent publication of a new biography by Alister McGrath – C. S. Lewis – a Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophetbrings valuable insights into a man whose books continue to have a worldwide spiritual results, and whose storytelling showcases strategies we can learn from. My mum and dad's first date was to hear C. S. Lewis preach his sermon The Weight of Glory in Oxford.

PREVENT YOUR WEBSITE VISITORS GETTING CONFUSED AND LEAVING

Two very helpful pages from Jakob Nielsen about website usability. A confusing website is one that visitors will leave. Quickly and permanently.

MOBILE MINISTRY

NEW MOBILE APPS FOR EVANGELISM AND DISCIPLESHIP: Mobile is the most incredible opportunity for evangelism and discipleship, not least in the Majority World, where a mobile phone is perhaps the only piece of digital equipment that many people will ever own. Here are two new apps, one specifically for Africa.

AFRICA: Mobile phones on the rise in Africa, Internet use inching up, says AllAfrica.com.

YOUVERSION FOR CHILDREN: Just released - the Bible App for Kids from YouVersion.

LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE ON THE GO: Babbel app can may help.

MOBILE MINISTRY CONSULTATION:It's not too late to book as a remote attendee to this strategic consultation on 9-11 December 2013.

LEARNING: Are we wired for mobile learning?, asks Mobile Ministry Magazine, using an infographic.

MOBILE IS EVERYWHERE:40% of YouTube views on mobile now, 73% of Facebook use on mobile - is your digital/media ministry mobile?

FAITH AND LIFE

What if someone knows something you don't? Faith, doubt, understanding, from C. Michael Patton.

Thor: The Dark World - new discussion guide from Damaris.

Justin Long's wise words on multigenerational sustainability in international evangelism and church growth.

Count for Zero: free small-group 6-week study on fulfilling the Great Commission, from Issachar Initiative.

I had no idea that legalized euthanasia operates like this in Belgium, according to this secular news item.

COMMUNICATING WELL

"Changing one sentence in my speeches changed everything. Here's what I did and what you should do too," says Jon Acuff.

4 easy ways non-coders can add personality to a WordPress theme. Using humor like a hammer (and other preaching tips). More on humor: why it is biblical, and why we should always use it in communication.

What's your 'brown M&M'? Why this was in Val Halen's contracts.

Why you need a need a team to operate a church or ministry website. And the case for custom church email addresses.

Wisdom from storytelling expert Sean Buluva: Michael Vick needs storytelling: healing and apologizing with story | How to use stories in a short presentation.

Blame the unchurched for everything? queries Tom Schultz.

Blogging or reviewing a book online? Add a Google Preview button to offer sample book content viewable on your page.

What matters most in evaluating software and services for church communication? Yvon Prehn explains.

SOCIAL NETWORKING

How nonprofits can use Facebook and Twitter to drive engagement.

A Twitter mistake that is easy to make - starting a tweet with an @username. This will reduce the visibility of that tweet, and should not be done except intentionally as a reply.

Three lessons churches can learn from social media for their wider ministry.

CONFERENCES

European ICCM conference, 5-8 Feb 2014 in Mosbach. Australia and USA conferences later in year.

TECH TIPS

- non-techies look away now

How to prevent browser caching when needed.

Best Android 'to do lists' apps. See also Mr Nifty review.

GMVault is one of several solutions for backing all your Gmail up on disk.

Beware ransomware (evil malware), tell colleagues to back up everything and be constantly suspicious.

Want to learn to mix sound? Here's a free course.

TAILEND FUN :-)

The best footnote in the history of publishing?

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