Honoring Christ In Technology-Day 3
May08

Honoring Christ In Technology-Day 3

The Book of Acts it is the story and history of the church. In it, we see the Apostles send letters, ride in boats, access modern trade routes and traveling systems, and preach in town squares and facilities related to the architecture and culture of that day. The Apostles were able to harness the highest forms of “tech” in the Roman empire to share the gospel. We should do the same. The Apostolic philosophy toward tech in...

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Honoring Christ In Technology-Day 2
May01

Honoring Christ In Technology-Day 2

God’s wise method for making himself known on the earth in something as simple as soil, meals, and a family is brilliant. Why?  We must first realize that God is timeless (outside of and unbound by limits) and can see the beginning of time as well as he knows the ending. It would seem logical that God not only saw our “today” while creating the world in Genesis, and in deciding how he would sovereignly lay out, orchestrate, and...

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Theology of Technology: iPhone and Apple Watch
Nov22

Theology of Technology: iPhone and Apple Watch

  It is no secret that the iPhone is a wild success, and with the launch of the iPhone 6 series, I’m sure Apple will not be slowing down in their influence any time soon.  In this post, I will not be making an attempt to slander Apple—ha, I’m writing this post on my MacBook Air, Tweeting it with my iPhone, and it’s stored in my iCloud, so it’s no secret that I love Apple products—but I want to think theologically for a second....

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Theology of Technology: Insta-Art
Nov15

Theology of Technology: Insta-Art

  Put it in the microwave, it’s faster.  Don’t do dial-up, get broadband…no, no, better yet, now we have wireless and the latest fiber-optic Internet.  Why?  Because it’s faster.  Google is pitching it, we’re clicking it, and every technology is promising it.  There’s a fascinating theology taking over the world, and that principle is speed.  Never mind the studies that prove fast-food is killing us, phones are infecting us, or...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – 0130 – In Ear Monitors – Part 2
Jun25

Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – 0130 – In Ear Monitors – Part 2

In Ear Monitors, Part 2 In this episode of the podcast, David & Kevin talk about their recent, unintentionally simultaneous transitions to In Ear Monitors and personal mixers. In part 2 we talk a bit about the benefits and what we call the theory of using the monitors. If you want some tips on how to maximize your in ear monitor use and mix, be sure to listen! You’ll especially want to listen if you’ve thought about...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – 0129 – In Ear Monitors – Part 1
Jun11

Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – 0129 – In Ear Monitors – Part 1

In Ear Monitors, Part 1 In this episode of the podcast, David & Kevin talk about their recent, unintentionally simultaneous transitions to In Ear Monitors and personal mixers. Listen in as we talk about what we’ve learned. You’ll especially want to listen if you’ve thought about making the switch, or heard others talking about it and wondered what the big deal was! Why don’t you chime in?...

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Acts 2 to U2 – What is the Purpose of the Church and How Do We Get Back?
Jan29

Acts 2 to U2 – What is the Purpose of the Church and How Do We Get Back?

(Yes I realize U2 isn’t the chart-topping machine they used to be, but I like the alliteration and what not…) In episode 0124 of the podcast, we talked about the purpose of the church and how it affects our worship ministry. I wanted to follow up that episode in hopes to get some conversation going about how we should be doing church as opposed to how we are doing church. What is the Purpose of Church? When we look at the...

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The Basics of Using Compression
Jan15

The Basics of Using Compression

So far in this series, we have covered a couple of basics in running sound. We first covered setting your gain structure. Then we covered some basics on EQ. And of course, these all go back to episode 0123 of the podcast. Today we’re going to cover the highly useful, yet misunderstood topic of compression. It took me quite a while to get a good understanding of what compression is, what all the controls of compression do and how...

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E.Q. – From a Worship Pastor’s Perspective…
Jan08

E.Q. – From a Worship Pastor’s Perspective…

In episode 0123 of the Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, we talked about some of the issues that plague worship ministries around the world. If you haven’t checked out that episode, you’re definitely going to want to do that! You’ll also want to check out the last post I wrote about Gain Staging. Let me issue you the same caveat I issued before, I’m a worship pastor and musician who has had to learn sound...

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Gain Structure (i.e. gain staging)
Dec30

Gain Structure (i.e. gain staging)

In episode 0123 of the Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, we talked about some of the issues that plague worship ministries around the world. If you haven’t checked out that episode, you’re definitely going to want to do that! What I wanted to do here is to just quickly explain the goal of gain structure for live sound. I specify live sound, because the principles aren’t necessarily the same. I want to give you a...

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WMC – 0123 – Practical Advice for Sound Techs
Dec27

WMC – 0123 – Practical Advice for Sound Techs

You’ve been there. You work for weeks on a big Christmas production, Easter production or even just a big weekend service. You and a team of volunteers pour hours into the service, you work your hearts out, play your hearts out on the day of and then comes the feedback: “I couldn’t hear the vocalists” or “The drums were too loud” or “There was a guitar playing?” And your heart sinks. All...

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WMC-0117 – Interview with Dan Stevers, Part 2 of 2
Sep04

WMC-0117 – Interview with Dan Stevers, Part 2 of 2

Thanks for listening to the second part of our interview with Dan Stevers. Make sure to check out his website at www.danstevers.com and follow him on twitter.If you missed the first part, make sure to check it out here. We talk about some of the nitty gritty of doing mini-movies for worship services and church use. We also get to know a little about Dan and his journey into doing video for his church, as well as getting some great,...

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WMC-0116 – Interview with Dan Stevers, Part 1 of 2
Aug24

WMC-0116 – Interview with Dan Stevers, Part 1 of 2

Thanks so much for tuning into the first part of this two part interview with Dan Stevers. If you don’t know about Dan or his work, make sure to check out his website at www.danstevers.com and follow him on twitter. We talk about some of the nitty gritty of doing mini-movies for worship services and church use. We also get to know a little about Dan and his journey into doing video for his church, as well as getting some great,...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0108 – Multisite Worship
May07

Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0108 – Multisite Worship

IN this week’s episode, we talk about having multiple services in different locations. David’s church is just a few weeks into a change which includes two simultaneous services. David & Kevin talk about some of the issues that David and his church have faced. TWITTER: @wmcatalyst FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/worshipministrycatalyst VOICEMAIL: 360 818 – 4339 Email: david@worshipministrycatalyst.com or...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0106 – Technological Adances and woes
Mar26

Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0106 – Technological Adances and woes

(Preface: Sorry for the audio glitches – we were using some new technology this week, and had some time code issues…) In this week’s episode of the Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, David and Kevin talk about some new technology, some advances of our own Kevin Kruse and some woes that come in other areas of Technology! TWITTER: @wmcatalyst FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/worshipministrycatalyst VOICEMAIL: 360 818...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0104 – Portable Churches and Portable Worship
Jan31

Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0104 – Portable Churches and Portable Worship

This week we talk about our experience with Portable Churches, worship and sound systems. We also talk about some of the things we’ve learned over the years in this area that might be beneficial for you if you find yourself in that environment! Whether you’re new or have been listening for quite some time, we would love to hear form you! Connect with us on twitter (@wmcatalyst) and facebook...

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