ICCM Australia 2015 Keynote: A Future of Everything

The past two weeks has seen me in the Land Down Under – Australia – participating with several organizations whom are responsible for organizing and putting on the ICCM Australia Conference.

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October 2015 Videocast

Using speech-to-text; apologies for the errors in the text – ARJW

Suffice to say that it’s been along time since getting something on the blog here. It has been a little bit, and a lot going on in life beyond MMM. Currently, I’m getting ready to go to the ICCM Australia conference, where I am doing the keynote presentation. That will be something share it at a later date.  In the meantime check out this October 2015 Videocast published after attending a recent Mobile Ministry Forum Huddle:

Now, for those of you who might’ve been missing items posting here, that’s because most items have been going to Twitter (@mobileminmag) and YouTube. An update later will put links on this site to those items.

Case Study: ATEK in Cusco Peru

A few weeks ago, the Mobile Ministry Forum had its yearly consultation in The Netherlands, and there was a good deal of participation by folks in-person and virtually. Of note, Tomi Ahonen was again one of the presenters and later was introduced to an excellent story about the ATEK in Cusco, Peru and some methods of Gospel-content delivery that’s happening. Here’s a snippet of the case study: Continue reading

Exploring A Different Kind of Mobility with the Samsung Gear S

Samsung GearS and Chromebook 11

For a number of years I’ve been of the persuasion that mobile will eventually get into wearable form factors. Over the past year the complimentary wearable, the smartwatch has been introduced. And while there are various options on the need for it, it’s hard to deny that it is a piece of fashionable and contextual technology that’s  just  opening our eyes to the next steps for mobile. I’ve reviewed the Samsung Gear S with a hope of figuring out the direction of the product and the space:

For some, the Samsung Gear S will feel a lot like an Apple Watch that isn’t as polished, or aPebble that needs a little more time in the hand before being skipped across the water. For others, the Gear S will shine a light on just how little of a conventional mobile phone is needed, and where the real meat of mobile computing lies. The Gear S fits and doesn’t because of these and other points — it needs just a bit more polish, just a bit more follow-through. And less reliance on Android to help it meet its eventual purpose of being a better connected device that keeps you connected without distracting you from the life around you you are connected with.

Read the rest of the Samsung Gear S review at Medium.

Updates on the Side of Bible Apps

Years ago, the question that provoked many to first come to MMM had to do with finding a bible application. We answered that one in a manner that’s still not see as clearly in this age of app stores. There’s still something to be said about updates and new releases to various Bible platforms. Here are a few that have had a recent update: Continue reading

Resurrecting the Reasons for Mobile Ministry

Experimenting with A Different Mobile Filter

Its truly been a long while since writing a post of substance here. Part of that has been a sense of focusing on other channels. Another part of that has been a sense that MMM might have run its course. 10 years of discovering, observing, relating, and releasing this idea called mobile ministry is a long time. Others have stepped up in this space (very much appreciated to see the other voices), some have faded away. Mobile ministry is still a niche. And its still very much needed to be talked about. Continue reading

Receiving and Giving A Liebster Award

My good friend – and co-laborer with the TheoTek Hangout/Podcast – Wes Allen has nominated me for a Liebster Award. Many thanks Wes, and to those who might be reading and going “what’s this,” its simply a recognition of some of those folks who blog who might not get the kind of attention that those with larger followings tend to get – and its a chance for you to read a little something new, while learning something new about the person you’ve been reading/watching/following.

So, thanks for the award Wes, and due to my silly nature – this probably will end up appearing in a few arenas for me. And if you’ve not heard an honest pastor lately, Wes is really one of the class acts out there. Check out his blog Painfully Hopeful, or visit his church. Continue reading

Issue 3: Holy Week

This issue of Mobile Ministry Magazine (MMM) is deliberately begin set against the backdrop of Holy Week. The tools and technology should always take a backseat to the faith and its impacts, but as we find even in this famous week – the tools used (the whip, crown of thorns, nails, cross, and stone) speak just as loudly as the participants in the story.

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Issue 2: Envisioning

Welcome to the second issue of Mobile Ministry Magazine (MMM) simply titled Envisioning. There was a decent response from the year’s first issue and so we are going to continue down the same path with this package of observations and insights from the mobile ministry (#mobmin) space.

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2014 Issue 1: Making It Simple

Welcome to a refreshed Mobile Ministry Magazine (MMM). Starting this year, we are going back to the simplicity of the issue format. Each month we will be hitting on those points where you can discover, observe, relate, or be released into mobile ministry (#mobmin) efforts. It’s a packed issue, let’s get into it.

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