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New free ebook on mobile phone evangelism and ministry
Churches, ministries and the missions community are starting to explore the incredible potential of mobile phones in evangelism and discipleship. This free 40-page book looks particularly at the options in the Majority World
Why do mobile phone cameras not have lens protection?
Can anyone explain why mobile phone manufacturers neglect to protect the phone camera lens in any meaningful way? There are now two blindingly good contenders for best Android camera phone from HTC and Samsung, with camera quality and functionality we could have only dreamed of three years ago. But what is there to stop the lens getting dusty, smeared with finger prints, or scratched? Nothing that I can see. In which case all the high quality megapixels, autofocus, multishot capability etc. are potentially wasted.
Impact of mobile phones on ministry and mission in majority world
Amazing statistic: three-quarters of the world's population has access to a mobile phone, says a new World Bank study. And that doesn't just mean the rich West. Over 70% of sub-Saharan Africans have access to a mobile. There are nearly 5 billion mobile users in the Majority World. The opportunities for digital discipleship and evangelism are vast.
Bibles for mobile phones and interview with Bobby Gruenewald
The significance of free mobile phone Bibles cannot be overestimated for these reasons: - Christians can have access to a 24/7 Bible. - In the Majority World, mobile phones may be comparable in price to printed Bibles, maybe even cheaper. - In closed countries, Bibles can be hard to obtain, and it may not be wise to be seen to own one. - Inquirers can privately download Bibles in a growing range of languages. - Even many simple phones can download Bibles and other discipleship materials.
Mobile phones are a major key to evangelism and discipleship
There's one message that we need to write on our hearts: THINK MOBILE. Whether you're a web designer, church, social networker, bible or book publisher, or mission agency, mobiles are a vital key to evangelism and discipleship.
Mobile phones: sharing Christian video clips on an Indian street: true story
Mobile phones offer many opportunities. Moses, in AP State, India, has made a photo diary (maybe partly posed) of a chance encounter he was able to use by sharing video clips by Bluetooth with a taxi driver.
Smartphones get everywhere. And do everything. Almost!
Smartphones are proliferating fast, as prices come down. Why bother to buy one? And how are people using them? Tatango have compiled data from Pew Internet research studies to produce this infographic...
Mobile phones - free articles to republish explain the opportunities for mobile ministry
Two free articles available to republish in blogs, newsletters or in print.
Why churches and Christian groups should use mobile QR Codes
We are increasingly seeing QR Codes in public – those pixellated black-and-white squares, such as the one in the top right corner of this page. They enable anyone with a smartphone to point it at the code and be taken instantly to a website (or phone number, or other embedded text information).
Free 340-page e-book about mobile phones by industry expert Tomi Ahonen
Tomi Ahonen, of Communities Dominate Brands, is offering a free e-book called The Insider's Guide to Mobile: "Comprehensive overview of the mobile telecoms and smartphones business opportunity, from end-users to service and apps, to handsets, to the business of mobile This free edition has 340 pages of original content, plus over 100 pages of excerpts and reviews of Ahonen’s previous books."