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Blogging and Podcasting for Unbelievers

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The printing press predated radio and television. Likewise blogging predated podcasting.

Their connection is democratization of media.

A great reason to blog if you’re a podcaster is to make your content more searchable.

In order to create text content that goes with your podcast, you have three main options. You can write bullet points about what was said in the podcast. You can write a script, read it verbatim, and post it. Finally, you can introduce the topic in your podcast and have a more detailed post in your blog.

For larger shows, there’s another option. You can crowd-source show notes, having your community do them.

Podcasting to Unbelievers
One of the core tenets of the protestant reformation was the idea of worship done in the native language of the people.

Too often churches have allowed Latin and ancient words to sneak back into our vocabulary. Instead, we would be as clear as possible.

No one that met Jesus thought He was “just a great man” or “just a wise teacher.” He didn’t allow them that luxury. He forced decision. Would they believe He was who He said He was or would they believe that He was crazy.

Because of our use of difficult-to-understand words, we’ve enabled misconceptions to pervade popular culture.

Jesus talked about agriculture to farmers and marriage, money, and the like to everyone else. We’ve got to embrace a clear way of speaking to make sure people understand what’s being said.



PaulAlanCliffordPaul Alan Clifford works with church staff and volunteers who want to use technology to impact people far from God, by navigating through the maze of possibilities and jargon. He wants your church to get past the hurdles and embrace the tools so that technology is a gift, not a burden. He has been a tech volunteer with Quest Community Church in Lexington, KY since 2000 and is the founder of, llc.

Heliterally wrote the book on podcasting in churches, twitter in churches, & servant-hearted volunteering, as well as writing various articles for publications like “Church Production” and “Technologies for Worship” magazines.

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