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135 – Cash or Credit?

This is book discussion week on the WELSTech Podcast as we wrap up our look at Shane Hipps’ The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture.

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ProjectorWrapping Up – Martin and Sallie complete their discussion of Shane Hipps’ book, The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture: How Media Shapes Faith, the Gospel, and Church, looking at chapter 8, “Worship in Electronic Culture”.

News in tech:

Picks of the week:

WELS.net feature:

(33:50) “Like” WELS on Facebook – facebook.com/welslutherans – and you may win a $20 gift card to Northwestern Publishing House (NPH).  There will be one giveaway per week through August!

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Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(48:04) Episode 136 – The WELSTech summer 2010 Road Trip gets underway.  Tune in to find out where we stop first. (Release date 06/16/10)

The featured artist:

(49:14) We close the podcast with the music of Kevin Loersch – When Love is Found from his CD titled “Abide With Me”

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130 – More iPad Ammunition

This week on the WELSTech Podcast we look at the next chapters in the ongoing book discussion and share iPad-in-Ministry resources.

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The discussion:

CommunityToday’s communities and leadership – Martin and Sallie return to Shane Hipps’ book, The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture, to discuss chapters 6 and 7 which focus on the effects of our digital age on the formation of communities, on leadership styles and ultimately on the church.

Ministry resources:

(22:05) iPad Bible App from Logos

News in tech:

(23:14) Microsoft Docs for Facebook

Picks of the week:

Of interest:

  • (33:07) WELSTech is going on a virtual summer Road Trip, and we want to visit your church or school to learn about the tech-in-ministry solutions you are using to further your gospel ministry! Contact Us to schedule your stop on our travel itinerary.
  • FinalWeb Training in Milwaukee, WI and New Ulm, MN

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(44:20) Episode 131 – We’re talking web design with Perry Lund, webmaster for Grace in Oskaloosa, IA (grace-wels.org, a Joolma site). (Release date 05/12/10)

The featured artist:

(45:30) We close the podcast with the music of Cross To Glory (www.crosstoglory.com) – One Name from their CD titled “Life’s Song”

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124 – Flying Solo

This week on WELSTech we continue our book discussion of The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture.

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The discussion:

God’s Medium – The WELSTech book discussion of Shane Hipps’ The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture: How Media Shapes Faith, the Gospel and Church continues with Chapter 5, “Evolving the Medium and the Message”.  Martin and Sallie share insight into the southern style Biblical Greek “y’all”.

planeLive from HIA:

(15:45) Technology in the airport – Sallie shares her impressions of technology from the Houston International Airport.

Ministry resources:

(17:07) 5 Harsh SEO Truths that Ministries Need to Know from Church Crunch

News in tech:

(21:33) Facebook now supplies fan page stats via e-mail.

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Of interest:

(27:48) WELS will be streaming the Martin Luther College Chapel of the Christ dedication service on Saturday, April 10 at 7 p.m.  Check out the agenda for the dedication weekend.

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(44:34) Episode 125 – Gail Potratz joins the conversation as we talk technology in the classroom and interview Dr. Jim Grunwald about the Computer Education Technology program launching this summer at MLC. (Release date 03/31/10)

The featured artist:

(45:00) We close the podcast with the music of Kevin Loersch – O Sacred Head Now Wounded from his CD “Abide With Me”

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119 – Sallie and Tony Meet

This week is book discussion week on the WELSTech podcast.  We also catch up with Tony Vincent and clear the air on the worst picks controversy.

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The discussion:

The Effects of Changing Media – Telegraph, radio and photos are the three media changes which Shane Hipps focuses on in Chapter 4 of his book The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture: How Media Shapes Faith, the Gospel and Church.  Martin and Sallie discuss the postmodern shift away from the “meta-narrative” and towards image-based communication.

The interview:

Tony Vincent(17:05) The Best Worst Pick Ever! – Tony Vincent, Education Consultant and the person behind LearningInHand.com, joins Martin and Sallie to share his experience and success stories with handheld computing devices in the classroom.  Listen as Tony shares excellent resources and his predictions for the future of PODs (Personally Owned Devices) in the classroom.  What was Sallie thinking when she chose Tony’s site as a worst pick??

Ministry resources:

(42:55) SermonDrop.com

News in tech:

(44:45) Google Buzz launches – Watch the overview video

Picks of the week:

Of interest:

(55:00) Registration continues for upcoming FinalWeb for Dummies web site training classes. Martin and Sallie are presenting three days of face to face training focusing on developing, designing and maintaining your website with excellence.

  • Milwaukee, WI and New Ulm, MN – March 9-11, 2010 – Registration deadline is February 28, 2010
  • Saginaw, MI – April 6-8, 2010
  • Attend any combination of days – one, two or three day registrations welcome
  • $49 per day or $129 for all three days
  • Details and registration at bit.ly/fw4dummies

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(1:00:05) Episode 120 – YouTube in the classroom is the discussion theme as Gail Potratz joins us and we hear about HOPE School’s “Scholar Ladies” viral video sucess. (Release date 02/24/10)

The featured artist:

(1:06:34) We close the podcast with the music of a new WELS group, Cross to Glory, led by Pastor Chris Christenson (www.crosstoglory.com) – You Know I Know from their debut CD “Life’s Song”

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115 – Has Printing Affected The Church?

This week on the WELSTech podcast Martin and Sallie discuss the significance of print media on culture and the church.

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Printing Press

A look back at the power of printing  – Continuing their discussion of Shane Hipps’ book The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture: How Media Shapes Faith, the Gospel, and Church, Martin and Sallie turn their attention to chapter 3 with a look at the implications of print media on culture and more specifically on the church.  Who knew that the printed word would encourage individualistic, objective, abstract and rational thinkers?

Ministry resources:

(20:50) WELS Deaf & Hard of Hearing YouTube channel – Sign language and close captioned videos of The Lord’s Prayer and The Apostle’s Creed

News in tech:

(22:04) Google Docs file storage announcement

Picks of the week:

Of interest:

(28:26) Announcing FinalWeb for Dummies web site training.  Three days of face to face training focusing on developing, designing and maintaining your website with excellence.

  • Milwaukee, WI and New Ulm, MN – March 9-11, 2010
  • Saginaw, MI – April 6-8, 2010
  • Attend any combination of days – one, two or three  day registrations welcome
  • $49 per day or $129 for all three days
  • Details and registration at bit.ly/fw4dummies

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(35:53) Episode 116 – We welcome back the official WELSTech semi-regular classroom technology correspondent, Gail Potratz, and the topic for the day will be photography in the classroom, including an interview with father-daughter team Pete and Cari Schlosser.  (Release date 01/27/10)

The featured artist:

(36:48) We close the podcast with the music of Mike Westendorf, www.mikewestendorf.com – Follow mikewestendorf on Twitter – Be Still from his CD titled “Color Through The Gray”

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110 – The Medium Is The Message

This week on the WELSTech podcast we discuss chapter 2 of Shane Hipps’ book, The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture.

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The Power of MediaThe Power of Media – Martin and Sallie explore the fundamental concept of media, as defined in chapter 2 of Shane Hipps’ book, The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture.  Heavily influenced by the writings of Marshall McLuhan, Mr. Hipps shares McLuhan’s four Laws of Media which serve as a standard for topics in future chapters.

Ministry resources:

(27:59) Copyright Community blog

News in tech:

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Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(54:15) Episode 111 – Our special Christmas week interview-only podcast features Arizona-California District President Pastor Jon Buchholz sharing his thoughts on technology in the synod.   (Release date 12/23/09)

The featured artist:

(56:32) A new WELS ensemble joins the WELSTech mix – Branches Band (www.branchesband.com) – Behold a Branch is Growing from their CD titled ”A Branch Is Growing”

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106 – One-Eyed Prophets

This week on the WELSTech podcast we kick off a new book discussion.

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A lesson from the classics – Martin and Sallie kick off discussion of a brand new book, Shane Hipps’ The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture: How Media Shapes Faith, The Gospel and Church.  In Chapter 1, titled “Seeing But Not Perceiving,” the theme of the book is introduced as the author uses a variety of illustrations to show how the method or media used to deliver a message has an impact on the message. Planning for media usage should be done with an eye on both sides of the potential impact.

Ministry resources:

(27:47) BibleMap.org

News in tech:

(29:15) Google storage price drop

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Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(51:11) Episode 107 – Everything RSS is the discussion topic for next week.   (Release date 11/18/09)

The featured artist:

(52:09) This week we close with Corban Creek’s Fly Away

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