Sometimes it is the little technologies that make a big difference. My great discovery from 2013 is voice-to-text technology.
I am a reasonable two-handed typist (I'm sure I'm over 25 words a minute), but find I make frequent mistakes and end up being quite inefficient. I had tried to use the…
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In America, we live in a time when our stock as "Christians" is trading at an all-time low. We just don't have a generally positive image in the eyes of most non-believers. Gabe Lyons wrote an entire book about this. Here are some of the reasons I don't use the word…Continue
On April 25, 2014 I spoke at Oral Roberts University by Skype in Don Eland's very last class as a professor. What an honor to be with him and his students! Amazing questions! ("What is your greatest regret? How do you know if you…Continue
From November 19-21, 2013 I was a part of the …Continue
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I am from Maryland on the East Coast of the United States.
I moved reluctantly to California (true) in 2000. When we could no longer deny God's calling, we moved here to serve here with The Jesus Film Project in what turned out to be an extraordinary run.
Within six months of moving here, I was a convert. Who needs seasons? I love the 380 days of sunshine a year, access to the beach and the mountains (ok, we're not mountain people) and the moderate climate. …
I love 60% of what I do every day. The other 40% I tolerate out of necessity.
I love strategy, developing new initiatives, expanding the scope of the Visual Story Network, meeting new people, working with teams, etc.
Every role has downsides. I have to manage a lot of detail. I manage my own schedule, book my own flights, reconcile the books at the end of each month and write and edit most of the communications.…
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Six of us sat in the Asian-accented hotel room this past Saturday night from 9 PM till midnight. We had just participated in six days of strategic gatherings to partner, learn and develop new ways to share Christ to the ends of the earth.
Our hosts, Carol and Calvin Conkey, had created a warm setting for a quiet celebration over what God had done in the prior week. Soft lighting, candles, drinks, popcorn and sugar cookies waited. We were ready…
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Evan Grae Davis has traveled the world with camera in hand for nearly two decades, advocating for social justice through writing and directing short documentaries and educational videos mobilizing support for non-profits and NGO's championing the cause of the poor and exploited. Evan has consulted with and worked along side over 100 regional, nation and international organizations, helping them tell…Continue
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God is opening big doors in Asia for VSN through the following opportunities in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
In-Depth Mobile Ministry Training (March 26-29). Leaders from the Mobile Ministry Forum will teach four days of training to 50 missionaries.
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Apparently several million others who purchased $26.5 million worth of tickets on opening weekend thought the same.
A good portion of the movie was from the television series that aired last year. I don't know how much of this material was new, but it seemed like there was fresh content.…
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Each year I ask the Lord for a theme to set a daily spiritual tone for me for the year. The Lord usually gives it to me on my retreat at the beginning of the year (see last year's theme).Continue
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Wycliffe Headquarters, Orlando, Florida
December 9-11, 2013
"In Uganda, there are more cell phones than light bulbs."
So said Tomi Ahonen, world's foremost expert on mobile technology trends in developing nation, at the 2013 Mobile Ministry Consultation. Mobile device…Continue
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We had a great Story Seminar on January 21, 2014 at the ELAM Office in England with 26 participants. We learned a great deal about the art and structure of story as it applies to ministry and content creation. Story is critical to the mission of the Church because...…
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Here are the daily best practices that I have found that have helped me the most.
1. Identify Your Big Three. At the beginning of the day, identify the three most important things you need to accomplish if today is to be a success. Make these the first (and if necessary) only things you accomplish today.
2. Big rocks first. Whatever is most important,…Continue
When I was transitioning from the JESUS Film Project in 2006 while the Visual Story Network was being birthed, someone gave me these questions to help me figure out my next life. I recently found my working notes and realized how pivotal these questions were for me. A big thanks to whoever that 'someone' was!
Five Questions About the BIG Picture - Your Story Arc
1. What three changes will most please God?
In the last year, by God's grace, the Visual Story Network helped train 200 leaders in mobile ministry, equipped 25 leaders through the new Story Seminar, and served 300 ministries with leadership resources and networking. Our growth goals for 2014 include…
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On June 18, 2013 I was invited to give a leadership webinar to the alumni of Denver Seminary, my alma mater.
Here is the PowerPoint presentation.…Continue
Here are some of the ways my mobile helps me deepen my spiritual roots. How do you use yours?
1. Listen to the Word of God. In this order, I most often use the Biblica's "The Bible Experience" that I added to my iTunes list, Faith Comes By Hearing's "Bible.is" app, and YouVersion's audio (I'm just not a big fan of…
We had a great Story Seminar on July 30 at the American Church in Paris with 25 participants from five countries (UK, Spain, France, Switzerland, US). We learned a great deal about the art and structure of story as it applies to ministry and content creation. Here is a …Continue
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