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WEB EVANGELISM BULLETIN

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W-E-B Issue 240 ~ October 2014
Monthly ISSN 471-0323
C O N T E N T S
Church and digital | Social media | Mobile Ministry | The world we live in | Communicating well | Popular culture | Conferences and seminars | Digital evangelism vacancies | Tech tips | Tailend fun

They say...

"There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but [none] that did not tell stories" - Ursala LeGuin

"Churches without the broken are broken churches" - Ed Stetzer


CHURCH AND DIGITAL

What is your church's online voice and tone, and why it matters.

30 Christian stock photos your church should run away from as fast as you can.

Steve Fogg gives some examples of great church logos.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Using Social Media as a Christ Follower - one principle and three questions - from Will Mancini

12 hashtags church leaders should follow today, says Rich Birch of Unseminary.

MOBILE MINISTRY

Become an Indigitous God's Tools translator.

If BBC can do this using mobiles,  we can too.

There is valuable new material in the updated free Mobile Ministry Handbook. And download also Your Phone: God's Glory, a Short-Term Mission Parable.

THE WORLD WE LIVE IN

3 definitions of 'secular' and why they matter for our mission - wisdom from Trevin Wax.

Latest GMI missiongraphic on staff retention.

Google launches the .soy domain for hispanic resources. And domains ending in .church are now available from registrars, though not particularly cheap.

Did you know that YouVersion phone bible app now offers 1000 different versions in 700+ languages? And the Museum of the Bible opens soon. 32 language bibles free to download in PDF format.

This flowchart tells you when to worry about anything. And Josh Reich's best read all year.

COMMUNICATING WELL

Banksy picture: It doesn't matter how many "resources" you have if you don't know how to use them.

Starting with the why how to inspire action. TED lecture from Simon Sinek.

Interesting approach from soulfood: 7 short thoughts by email (or SMS) for outsiders. Then no more unless they ask.

Making infographics excellent, not so-so.

The average time people spend on your website goes up 520% when you use a story, says Len Wilson.

22 years is a long time. How John Bowen would change his book on evangelism.

Brits, do like CPO's Facebook page, follow on Twitter @CPOResources, and subscribe to free email REACH newsletter.

6 TED lectures on storytelling.

POPULAR CULTURE

Trevin Wax looks back at Hitchcock's Vertigo film., and at the Lost TV series.

Why the arts matter in evangelism, says Wheaton's EvangelVision blog.

Latest film discussion page at the Damaris Film blog.

Mike Furches gives The Judge movie 10 stars and explains why.

CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS

Still time for Brits to book for the London Christian New Media Conference 1 November.

The 21st Century Storyteller, with Linda Aaronson,  8-9 November, London.

Visual Story Network: Create a Culture of Story Seminar, 13 November, Los Angeles.

The Mobile Ministry Forum consultation is coming to Europe in April 2015, a wonderful opportunity. Book now.

DIGITAL EVANGELISM VACANCIES

Christian Vision/YesHEIs.com has vacancies in UK/Australia and USA.

TECH TIPS

- non-techies look away now

TAILEND  :-)

A murmuration of starlings (video short). I am writing this 4 miles from where these birds were filmed.

Colossal is an art, design and visual culture blog by Christopher Jobson. Wise curation, great explanatory text, and well-chosen examples of beauty and creativity in the visual arts. Huge archive of old posts in each topic area.

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