11) Wondering How Your Emailed Newsletter Will Be Received by Filters?

Wonder no more. Just browse to…


and click to get started. Copy the one-of-a-kind, unique email address you’re given as a destination, then send an email to that address. Moments later, you’ll receive a full report of how your email might have done “in the wild” on the internet. Try it — you’ll find out whether or not the internet will like YOU.


4) 188 Million Emails Per Minute: (And Most of them in my inbox)

We’re serious — 188 million emails per minute. That’s the current status on the internet. And in that same minute, if you can believe it, YouTube users watch 4.5 million videos. How is it possible to watch 4.5 million videos every minute? Just check out the next silly cat video and you’ll see the high quality digital content that’s drawing all those eyeballs. Learn about these and all kinds of other amazing “big data” equations/stats by checking out the article at…


(Justin, thanks for alerting us to this page!)


2) Internet Resources for Studying (and Teaching) the Bible

Where do you go if you cannot afford to buy quality resources for in-depth Bible study? Well, to the Internet, of course – but where exactly? The “Digital Toolbox” (an eBook in PDF) is a collection of 800 links to free resources available on the web to help you study and teach the Bible. Download it for free from this Google Drive folder: 


6) It Just Might be the Most Talked-About Bug Ever? —

heartbleedSeems like everybody and his uncle is informed about the Heartbleed bug that’s making its way around the internet. Some sources have said that as many as 2/3 of all websites have been hit in one way or another. In fact, according to some sources, it has affected servers, routers, switches, phones and even video cameras. (See…

for example.) “The biggest exploit of the past 12 years,” said one source at Singlehop.

If you’re like I am, you have passwords at scores… maybe HUNDREDS of sites. Are we supposed to go through each credential and change every single password? Even if we do, is that enough… because couldn’t Heartbleed have already stolen enough from us to do damage well into the future? Not a fun scenario to contemplate. Do you have any insider info that might help the Brigada audience manage the Heartbleed bug… or have you found a resource that will? If so, please click “Comment” after the web version of this item and share the knowledge. Two-thirds of us will likely sleep better, but ALL of us will be thankful you took time to respond.

6) Learn How To Use Mobile Technology for Your Ministry

The Mobile Ministry Training Course is a newly expanded, six-week online course to introduce ministry opportunities using mobile devices. By 2015, the majority of all Internet access will be through mobile devices. This presents a unique, two-way communication channel to use for Kingdom advancement. The course begins January 21 and runs through March 3 and the cost is $55. Each week contains both theoretical and practical elements. The only requirements: an Internet connection, a computer, and a mobile phone (smart-phone or feature phone). This opportunity is offered through Mobile Ministry Forum and course information can be found at:

7) Internet Evangelism Day set for 21 April 2013

Internet Evangelism Day is an annual focus day and a year-round resource guide on all aspects of digital evangelism. They encourage churches, mission agencies and other groups to use the opportunity to focus on the growing range of opportunities to integrate digital into their ministries. A twice-monthly email newsletter and blog offer more resources and news. They can also offer personal consultation, conference speakers, or network you with others who can help you. Learn more at…

12) Keep an Eye Peeled for this New Technology

If you live in one of the 50 nations covered by this new international mobile hotspot, then you are one step closer to achieving a dream that many of us have been lifting up for some time! Ubiquitous internet. Let’s keep a close eye on this one and give feedback as we see it developing.

(Thanks for the tip, Greg! Another reason I’m glad you work for the same organization that I do! You’re smart. :-) )

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