Technology

Safety of Skype Overseas

Let me preface this post with the following caveat. I am not an expert in internet security and what I present is my impressions of what I’ve read on the internet. Just recently I received an e-mail from a colleague asking if it is safe to use Skype to communicate with people in China. She […]

A Nonprofit’s Guide to Building Simple, Low-Cost Websites (from techsoup)

Affordable solutions for planning, creating, and maintaining your organization’s online presence By: Chris Peters from techsoup, July 13, 2009 Editor’s note: We recommend reading this article in conjunction with Tips for Designing (or Redesigning) a Nonprofit Website to get a more complete picture of options to create a well-designed, affordable, website and the process you […]

Good Stuff at ISI National Staff Conference 2009

ISI’s National Staff Conference 2009 wrapped up today. Honestly it was one of ISI’s best in recent history and many of us left challenged and encouraged. One of the special images to my eyes was when I walked around the lobby of the hotel, I saw everywhere people more experience in technology helping those who […]

Netbooks are so inexpensive… Should I get one to replace my computer?

Recently I was talking with Rebekah Miller, Website coordinator (and de-facto technical director) of ISI about the most common questions coming from ISI staff from around the country in regards to technology. She shared that many staff have been looking at the attractive size and price of a Netbook and are considering purchasing one to […]

ACMI 2009 Plenary & Workshop Presentations about Web 2.0 & Resource Notes

Welcome back all from ACMI 2009. It was a true pleasure meeting many of you. Here is a resource sheet from my workshop at ACMI 2009 at Azusa Pacific University, June 2009, which has a lot of links to important sites etc. related to ISM Ministry. Here is a link to the video that I […]

Tracking What is Going On: RSS Feeds, Blogs and News Articles – HOW DO I FOLLOW THIS BLOG?

One of the blessings of the internet is the amount of information available, produced nearly daily. One of the banes of the internet is the large amount of information available and produced every day. It can be overwhelming. While google and other search engines are a great way to find things we often find sites […]

Getting “Personalized” E-mails/Newsletter to Many People on a Regular Basis

One of the important roles in ministry is getting the story of ministry to our various constituents. Whether it is a newsletter to donors, a prayer alert to prayer partners, a event update to students, or follow-up report to the university, we often required to communicate with large numbers of people quickly and yet in […]

What in the world is Twitter? and Why Should I care as a International Student Minister?

One question I am commonly asked is, “What is twitter and why should I care?” This is a very valid question.This is especially true of late as many famous people have recently migrated on to twitter including the likes of Oprah, Ashton Kutcher (1.6 million followers), Shaq, the local weather man, etc.  Twitter often defy’s […]

Small Cheap Video Camera

It seems like today everything is being pushed to video. From dogs doing absolutely nothing to a guy blending an iPhone, you can go on youtube and see just about anything. It is fast becoming a default medium for sharing experiences etc. In the past, video cameras have been very expensive or you had to […]

The New “Facebook” of Evangelism & Discipleship from ISMinister

Here is a newletter post from the international student minister Chris Hardy from Michigan commenting on his experience with facebook… For those of you over the age of 25 who may not know what facebook is, you’re not alone. Facebook is a website that connects people together via the internet. What started out as a […]