I’m often asked how eDOT fits into the greater structure of Greater Europe Mission. Are we an IT department supporting our headquarters? Are we some sort of rogue group operating independently? The confusion stems from the fact that traditionalmissionaries are often called to a specific people group in a specific area. Together, missionaries in that
I’m an artist. Can I paint or sculpt or draw? Not really. When I do these things, what comes out would require a lot of interpretation on behalf of the viewer to figure out what it is. No, my artistry comes out as I write computer code. With eDOT, the software that I get to
I find that conversations are a natural part of life – whether it’s with family, friends or someone you’ve just met. Many times these conversations are an exchange of ideas or stories about things in life. Everyday stuff like; kids, your spouse, jobs, technology (yeah, it’s what I do), sports, current events. But sometimes, in
Mobiles are the present and future of technology for ministry. With that in mind, eDOT has been steadily increasing its presence into this realm over the past several years. We began by looking at how to harness text messaging for ministry follow-up and interactions, moved to “mobile first” web design, and we are now designing smartphone apps.
In December, I had the privilege of speaking at the Mobile Ministry Forum on the topic of using SMS/Text Messaging in ministry. They did a video of the presentation and you can find it below. I hope it helps others think about how they can integrate this type of technology into their ministry.
I sometimes have a hard time saying good-bye to things. Today, we decommissioned an old time friend: my Dell Inspiron 3500. Purchase around 1998 by my sister who used it for her business before giving it to me to run my side web business and for me to use during my seminary classes – it
Most Information Technology based work is solving the question of “How”. How do we communicate with individuals quickly and efficiently? Email. How do we enable team collaboration through great distances? Intranets and collaboration software. You get the idea. Here’s some of the “How” questions we’ve been working on lately or are continuing to work on: