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Going Mobile with Translated Scripture

A few months ago I was introduced to a system for building  Android apps for Scripture Engagement that was being developed by a colleague working in West Africa.  It takes the scripture text and audio that we already have and bundles it together into something that really is equal to more than the sum of the parts.  I have been privileged to be part of the alpha testing and wanted to share with you why I am so excited about this project.

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Reactions to taking a MOOC on Programming for Android

A few months ago I read a news article about a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on programming for Android.  It seemed like the perfect opportunity to test some ideas that I had been having, so I signed up.  Having just finished my last assignment a few days ago, I want to share a few thoughts from my experience.

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Why I chose the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition

For those of you who follow my blog (all both of you), you know that I am very interested in how technology can be used in the ministry of Lutheran Bible Translators.  So far I have been working primarily with Apple and Microsoft devices, but I am now jumping into the world of Android.

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2015 Speaking Schedule

During 2015 we will be traveling around the US visiting with churches, groups, and individuals who have partnered with us in ministry.  If we will be in your area and you would like to know where we will be speaking, or if you would like us to visit you, please contact us.

Speaking Schedule Map


Acts 2:1-8 in Komba with English Translations

For many people in the world, when they hear scripture read in church, it is not in their own language.  Sometimes the pastor may read it in another language, like English, and then translate it into the language that the people in the congregation speak.  This video may give you an idea of what that is like.  You can hear each verse read in Komba, a language of northern Ghana, and then translated into English.

End Goal: zoomed out map

Using CQWP to display SharePoint Geolocation Field

I really like the functionality that has been added by the geolocation field in SharePoint 2013.  It can be extremely useful when you have projects and people all over the world.  A map view can give you a quick idea of where everything is in relation to each other.  However, one of the major limitations that I have run into is that you cannot set the default zoom level when looking at individual items.  It starts at the street level when I would much prefer to see it at the country or even regional level.  So I used the good old content query web part (CQWP) to come to my rescue. Read more »


One Year Later: Galaxy S4 Google Edition

About a year ago I wrote a blog post outlining why I had chosen the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition.  This is a follow-up to go back and review my reasons at the time and see how things actually panned out.   Read more »

The CQWP URL list displayed on a page.

Using Font Awesome with SharePoint CQWP URL List

A few months ago as we were looking at some of the design aspects of our SharePoint implementation, I realized that the issue of icons really needed to be addressed.  Up until that point we had not done much with icons so users got a lot of unbroken text, and what we were doing was just a matter of finding something to work at the moment.   Read more »