Breaking up with Flash: It’s not me, it’s you

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I used to be a big fan of Flash. I actually earned income as a Flash developer. I remember the days shortly after Macromedia bought FutureSplash, and the launch of Flash 4 as a landmark for the web. I’d been involved in interactive development for years at that point and while Shockwave (the Director player) worked on the web, it …

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Apple Watch After Almost Three Months

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I’ve noticed that conversations about the watch seem to follow the flow of media coverage and it seems to have picked up again recently. I’ve had the watch since release day and it’s a useful device. Enough people have asked about the Apple Watch lately that I felt like a lengthy explanation/review would be a good idea. The short review: the …

Missouri Annual Conference 2015

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This past weekend United Methodists from Missouri gathered in Springfield for our Annual Conference gathering. Over the past several years conference has been relatively uneventful. There has been good teaching, good worship, great connection to friends and colleagues from around the connection. The events have been good, but they’ve been relatively flat as well with no major decisions before the …

Roles of a Pastor

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Pastors play a lot of different roles. Some of them we’re trained for, some of them we learn through experience (or previous jobs). I can honestly say serving on the pastoral team at three different churches I’ve experienced all of these roles. Because of my background in technology, I’ve also regularly been the geek and helpdesk on staff. What is it you have …