Yesterday was an exciting day. Not only did I figure out how to write an AppleScript to automate a weekly task, but my issue of Technologies for Worship came. TFWM is a favorite mine amongst the 2 dozen or so magazines I receive each month. But this one was special–mainly because I was co-author of one of the feature articles. That’s right, y’all. I’m published!
The article is a comparison of three presentation software packages; Media Shout, ProPresenter and Easy Worship. Each platform had a different author. The article grew out of a project I had begun with Daniel Koster of Reinforcing the Church. Daniel and I have a friendly rivalry that often pits our preferred OSs and presentation software choices against each other. I thought it would be fun to write a comparison, complete with all our individual biases, and poke some fun at each other. Somehow, TFWM heard about it and asked if we could re-purpose it for the magazine. So we did. Jay Delp joined in to round out the Easy Worship side.
So if this is your first visit to the blog, welcome! I’ve written quite extensively about ProPresenter and Media Shout (OK, looking back it’s mainly ProPresenter). You can find back posts in the Archive Index under the Presentation Link. I’ve also written a pretty in-depth review of Media Shout 3.5 on the website part of this site, which you can view here.
There’s also a host of other content here, from sound to lighting, video production to volunteer training, philosophy of worship to how much money to spend (or save) on equipment. I hope you find it useful. Feel free to post questions in the comments section; I try to answer them as quickly as I can. I also try to post new content here a few times a week, so keep current by subscribing to the RSS feed.
If you are not a current subscriber of TFWM, I highly recommend it. It’s one of the few I read just about cover to cover each month. There’s a lot of good content there, that’s very accessible. You can even elect to receive it digitally. Follow the link above to get to their website. Thanks for reading…more to come!