Watch Your iDevice on Your TV

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Here’s a quick guide on making the most out of your digital purchases. With the popularity of Apple products, many questions come up about how to get your videos from an iPhone or iPad onto a television. We are happy to say that Apple has come out with an easy solution! Below we have put together a few links for a simple way of making sure you have options for what you need. Please note that these are not the only options available.

iPhone 5

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If you have an iPhone 5, iPad Mini, 4th Generation iPad, or a 5th Generation iPod touch, then this is the adapter you need! Just plug in your charging cord and an HDMI cable connecting to the TV, then plug the adapter into your device, and Voilà! instantly see your device’s screen displayed on your TV. Below is an informational video that goes into more detail. Use the picture on the right to go to Apple’s website for a product description, compatibility, and FAQs.

As always, we recommend reading the specifications and reviews before purchasing to make sure these will serve your purposes.

iPhone 4S and Earlier

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If you have an iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, or iPod touch 4th Generation, then this is the adapter you need! Just plug in your charging cord and an HDMI cable connecting to the TV, then plug the adapter into your device, and Voilà! instantly see your device’s screen displayed on your TV. Below is an informational video that goes into more detail. Use the picture on the right to go to Apple’s website for a product description, compatibility, and FAQs.


As always, we recommend reading the specifications and reviews before purchasing to make sure these will serve your purposes.



By |September 2nd, 2013|Digital Download, Technology, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Get Ready for Back to School!

Students

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Take your faith with you

Let Jesus shine through you this new school year as you learn how to share your faith with your friends!

Parents

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Recharge. Refresh.

Take advantage of the calm and quiet while your kids are at school and studying.

Churches

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Prep and Encourage

Bolster your small groups! Help reinforce a solid foundation in Christ and healthy group dynamics.

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By |August 14th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

My Media – Made Easy!

With a fast-paced society, we understand that not only do churches need to be able to keep up, but also church members may find themselves in a pinch. Let us help you be ready for your Sunday school, Bible study, small group, or church-wide video study. With our recently added My Media feature, you now have your videos and study guides available at your fingertips! Whether you have a week or an hour before your study, we are here to help you get what you need, in the easiest way possible.

So, how does this work?

mymedia1 Find your study. Once you have found the video or study guide you need–buy it! In our huge On Demand library, you have a lot to choose from!

2 Get your Key. For your digital purchases you will receive an email containing your Download Media Access Key. This key is yours for life, but don’t panic if you delete or misplace the email. After every digital purchase, we’ll send it to you again.

3 Log in. Simply plug in your email address and your Access Key to see all of your previous and current purchases! Everything is located here in one place so you never have to go hunt down files! Below is an example of what you will see:

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If you decided on a Rental, you will see a “Play” button that will link you to the streaming video. RentOnce the 30-day rental period is up, the play button will be replaced with “expired.” But! Even after the expiration, the title will remain in your My Media so you will always know what you have seen–to know what you need next!

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Buy Digital Purchases will show a “Download” button (as seen above). This will not expire and is the link to download the file. This means that you can download these videos and study guides on any computer! These files will open in your current media player or prompt you for which program you would like to open in. For Mac users, simply download it into iTunes and sync it to any of your devices!

By |August 12th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lee Strobel – Faith Under Fire: Miracles of the Bible

Learn the arguments — Defend your faith

Today we see science being pitted against Christianity as an opponent to the miraculous. Faith is being challenged with logic, leading people to rely more on their own mind than our Creator God. Join Lee Strobel, author of The Case for Christ, The Case for a Creator, and The Case for Faith among others, as he leads a debate of the hard questions of Christianity–and the scientific controversy surrounding them.

In Session 1, Lee Strobel mediates the debate between Edward Tabash, a skeptical Civil Liberties Attorney and Dr. J.P. Moreland, a Philosophy professor at Talbot Theological Seminary in California. Both sides state their views on whether evidence supports or undermines the legitimacy of the miracles in the Bible.

Faith Under Fire is the perfect study to open the door for conversation with the skeptical people in your life or Bible study group. These videos do not only serve as thought-provoking evidence for non-believers, but also a way for Christians to learn to defend their faith in concrete, logical ways.

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Interested in more studies about this topic? Check out the Christian Faith and Apologetics section of our Store.

Just want to browse? View our large On Demand Library!

By |July 31st, 2013|Find Your Study, Lee Strobel, Uncategorized|0 Comments

You Can Lead A Horse To Water…

science.opposingviews.com…but you can’t make him drink.

Last Wednesday our family had the opportunity to drive out to a ranch in Texas to celebrate the 4th of July. If you know anything about Texas, people love their ranches. They are designed to bring out the little bit of John Wayne in all of us. Every time I go to a ranch, I ask the Lord if in my next life I can come back as a real cowboy. Then, if I go to the beach, I ask the Lord if I can come back as a surfer dude!

Before you go crazy, ‘my next life’ is just a form of expression 🙂 I know there is only heaven or hell after we leave earth and that is exactly why at The Hub we are so passionate about developing and distributing Bible resources that can draw any person to Christ, whether believer who is seeking to know Christ more intimately or disillusioned believer or not a believer yet.

On the way to the ranch we had a chance to stream a video by Mark Driscoll about who we are in Christ, with our entire family in the car. Parents, this is greatness, kids completely trapped and we had church in the car!

The goal of this blog is not to get you to go trap your family in a car and make them listen to a sermon, but it is for you to think creatively and be spontaneous about how to share and model truth to your family. Technology allows us the access to have the truth ready for delivery whenever you are ready for it! You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.ipodincar

Perhaps the thing I love most about technology is that when the proverbial ‘horse’ is ready to drink, there will be quality water waiting him or her.

We at The Hub wake up every day asking the Lord by His grace and power to help us be a key source of quality water whenever anyone in the world is ready to drink of Christ’s living water.

Thanks for listening…

Doug Hudson
Founder and President of The Hub

By |July 11th, 2013|Hub Thots|0 Comments

Affordable. Accessible. Printable. Study Guides.

Ever had this happen to you?

Or this?

Looking for a study guide

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Fret no more! Keep all of your study guides in one easy to access place!

Find them in My Media

No more searching for lost books or files. Find all of your study guides in the My Media section of our website, available and accessible from any device.

Forgot to get a guide for class?

Immediate access after purchase! Once the order is processed and you receive your Download Key, log in to My Media and your study guide will be waiting for you!

Want paper, but not shipping costs?

Not a problem! Our study guides come in an easy-to-print PDF format. Simply purchase, download, and print.

Don’t need the whole thing?

Print what you need, when you need it. Print one week’s session at a time, or just the Bible verses.

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Keep all the video sessions and the study guide in one place! No more storage space for study guides, they are all right at your fingertips.

Print as you go!

No more unused study guides. If more people show up than you expect (praise God!) purchase and print them a copy.

Browse our expanded On Demand video library to find the right study for your family, small group, or church.

NEW: Timothy Keller’s The Prodigal God

Have you ever wondered about the parable of the Prodigal Son?

Why did the son want to leave? What were the implications of his request for his inheritance early? Why did Jesus mention the older brother? What was his role to play? How does this parable show the love of God for us?

Many times we find ourselves focused on the “prodigal son” and ignoring the other characters for life principles and guidance. But as Timothy Keller points out in this series, not all of us are “lost.” Some of us have fallen into a spiritual limbo, just “hanging around” to receive our heavenly reward. Others of us are painfully watching loved ones go down these paths, and are just waiting to welcome them home once more.

Timothy Keller opens up the parable by diving into the culture of a society we have only read about. He draws us into the lives of the family and society that broadens our perspective by introducing details never thought of, or never understood. Dissect the spiritual meanings hidden within Jesus’ words to reveal the multitude of ways this parable can impact us today. Find out how this parable spoken from the lips of our Savior can nourish your own relationship with the Father, and others.

Buy or rent this captivating series to walk through the intricacies of of this well-known parable. Click below to view all the studies available from Timothy Keller.

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Watch when you want, at your pace. Check out over 150 new titles in our huge  On Demand Library!

By |June 26th, 2013|Find Your Study, Own or Rent, Timothy Keller, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Welcome to the NEW Hub!

Introducing: the World’s Largest Online, On Demand Bible Study Library!

Just by being here, you have become privy to the launch of our brand new website! Dedicated to serving you, your small groups, and your church in your spiritual walk, we have changed the way we do things a bit. Taking into account your feedback, we have undergone major renovations to bring you what you see now. Here are just a few of the new features we have the privilege of offering you:

Over 150 New Titles

Your most loved and trusted pastors, authors, and teachers around the globe are right here!

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My Media Instant Online Access

All of your favorite voices are now available in one place, offered in easily accessible, downloadable files — and we keep track of it for you! No more scratched CDs, lost DVDs, or complicated media players. All of your media is easy to find right here with our new “My Media” option!

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UPS No More!

No more shipping costs!  Get your full series curriculum and the accompanying study guides all right here. You don’t have to worry if they are in stock, or hunt them down all over the web to find them.

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Have stacks of unused guides? Never again!

Never get stuck with too many study guides! Buy them as you need them, and have instant access for printing. All study guides, discussion guides, and participant’s guides come in the universal PDF format and will be there when you need them.

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Need more than a video? See it in person!

Want to meet some of these dynamic speakers? Check out our Live Events page to see where they may show up next! We are excited to announce our latest conference coming up this September! Join us for the Engage the South live event taking place in Birmingham, Alabama! Everyone is welcome as these 5 speakers lead you in building your church leadership and church planting in the American south.

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We look forward to serving you!

The Hub

An Evening with Tullian Tchividjian

 

Pastor Tullian signing copies of his book, St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Houston, Texas.

 

Tullian Tchividjian recently visited six cities to kick off a tour that celebrates the launch of his acclaimed new book, Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free, published by David C. Cook. Joined by musical guests (Aaron Ivey, Michael Bleecker, 33 Miles, Finding Favour) and partners, Logos Bible SoftwareFood for the Hungry, and LIBERATE, Pastor Tullian offered an encouraging and disarmingly honest approach to discovering a loving God in and through our suffering.

Everyone hurts. But no one in the church wants to talk about it. Pastor Tullian admits, “The mandatory happiness that characterizes many churches produces a suffocating environment of pat, religious answers to suffering that perpetuates the pain…promoting dishonesty and mask wearing.” Suffering is more than the crises of death and disease; it is the slow burn of anxiety, addiction, stressed relationships, and pressure at the office.

Pastor Tullian preaching at The Journey, St. Louis, Missouri.

There are two ways to deal with suffering. We can go through law or through grace.

Pastor Tullian showed that when we approach suffering through the law, which is our natural inclination, we strain to maintain control by doing more and working harder. We also moralize suffering, trying to explain it and digging for “causes” because we’re convinced that good people get good stuff and bad people get bad stuff. What comes around goes around. Pastor Tullian reminded us that this response, which we often attribute to God’s judgment on our bad behavior, is not Christianity. It is Karma. It is the approach of Job’s comforters. It is not the gospel.

But when we approach suffering through grace, we recognize that Jesus has cut the chord between our behavior and God’s favor, for “while we were still weak, at the right time, Christ died for the ungodly” (Rom 5: 6-8). “Through Christ’s suffering,” Pastor Tullian declared, “the bad get the best, the worst inherit the wealth, and the slave became a son.” This is very good news, indeed, and as sufferers, exactly what we need to hear.

What do we learn when we suffer? Suffering exposes our idolatry. Pastor Tullian asks his audience, “How is your present disappointment, discouragement or grief a window on what has actually captured your heart?” Stripped of our pretenses to control, we find in the crucible of our pain that we pray and lean on God more, depending on him for everything, even for our next breath. Pastor Tullian concludes, “The good news of suffering is that it brings us to the end of ourselves, there is nothing like suffering to remind us how much we need God.” And this is exactly where God intends us to be all along.

We will suffer, but God who suffered for us in his Son, Jesus Christ, will be there walking through it with us. Pastor Tullian reminds his audience, “When it comes to suffering, if we do not go to our graves in confusion we will not go to our graves trusting. Explanations are a substitute for trust.” He adds, “In our suffering, God is not giving us what we deserve, or abandoning us. He is simply there with us. And like Job, we discover that this really is enough.”

To spend the evening with Pastor Tullian is to be reminded of God’s grace, which we too often forget when we suffer, not to be given an abstract theological explanation of suffering. It is to receive comfort from a pastor who is also a fellow sufferer, and his honesty with his own struggles creates an open atmosphere where we are free to take off the masks we usually wear among other Christians in order to hide our pain, fear, and doubt.

Attendees and volunteers, City Lights Fellowship, Greenville, South Carolina.

If you suffer Pastor Tullian’s book is for you. I’ve heard the stories at each of the six events. Those who attend the event and those who volunteer to help, young or old, love Jesus, but they struggle with estranged or rebellious children and siblings or have lost loved ones to disease or suicide, are out of work, suffer from addictions, broken relationships, and fear for their future. They suffer because they can’t fix their own much less their loved ones’ problems. And they wonder why they suffer. Have they sinned? Are they being disciplined? Has God abandoned them? For these few hours, they can relax with Pastor Tullian and receive the good news that Christ has come to free the captives (Luke 4: 18), that God is for us, and that his promises are true. And that God is never closer to us than when we suffer.

And really, that is all we need.

 

Pastor Tullian will continue his in 2013. If your church or organization is interested in hosting this event, email The Hub at <info@gotothehub.com>.

To purchase Glorious Ruin, go here.

To watch Pastor Tullian discuss his book, go here and here.

 

Daniel A. Siedell serves on staff at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale and is curator of www.liberatenet.org, Pastor Tullian’s online resource ministry.

 

By |November 2nd, 2012|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Real Marriage Lynchburg, VA – Liberty University Recap

There is something special about seeing 6000 students worshipping and praising the Lord. In a world that is flush with college and high school students fist pumping along with Jersey Shore and wishing they were 16 and Pregnant, it is nice to know that there are still a plethora of young men and women who are not ashamed to fist pump for Christ.

The Lynchburg, Virginia leg of this tour was held at Liberty University and on Friday morning Mark Driscoll spoke at convocation. The Vines Center, their basketball arena, was packed with students and teachers ready to learn about Christ. Now I’ve been to Christian Universities before and I have to say that Liberty was indeed different. Instead of plunging necklines and short shorts with Uggs the girls were dressed modestly and seemed more concerned about each other than themselves. While I’m not suggesting that this school is perfect, none are, there was really a feeling of friendship between students and a willingness to serve. It was a real blessing to see this firsthand and how Christ’s involvement in our lives shapes us to be more like him.

During the afternoon I had the pleasure to go to an early dinner with a girl named Kelsey, her friend Tia and our Food for the Hungry representative Ashlee. We popped over to Moe’s for a quick bite of mexican food and conversation. What I learned during that meal was that Liberty University has a great discipleship program. There are small groups that every student is in and the campus is chock full of student leaders who obviously lead those small groups – and those student leaders have leaders and it makes for this amazing trickle-down accountability and spiritual growth that was evident in the students that we worked with.

Mark Driscoll started Friday morning’s convocation with the story of the Prodigal Son. It’s a story most of us have heard and can identify with on some level, but the core of the message is the same – it is Jesus, the Father, that changes us, that pursues us, that loves us despite our filth. I’ve heard Mark teach a number of these conferences and I’ve heard him via podcast many times, but it was a treat to get to see him teach live and I was blessed by his message.

When we finally got to the actual conference it was business as usual. People were lined up early to get in the doors and then they were lined up to get their books signed and to get pictures with Mark and Grace. None of this was surprising to us, but what was surprising is when Doug Hudson, the conference producer, asked “How many of you are from more than 3 hours away?” About 60% of the room raised their hands. Then he asked over 5 hours and he still got about 30% of the room to raise their hands. We often get a number of long distance travelers to these events but this one had the most by far.

Overall we enjoyed the Liberty University event and heard many testimonials of young couples whose lives were changed. It is always encouraging to see the Lord work in marriages and those changes begin in the heart.

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We like to take pictures at the tours, but we love seeing the event through the eyes of our attendees. Check out these great photos on our Facebook page that have been tagged with Real Marriage.

There is only one event left for Real Marriage 2012 and it is September 21st and 22nd in Indianapolis, IN. Get your tickets and make your travel plans today!

What others had to say…

We just attended the Real Marriage conference in Lynchburg this past weekend. Let me say what makes this so outstanding. It’s becuase first and foremost – what Pastor Mark did was preach the truth of the GOSPEL. The conference provided great insight on marriage from a Biblical standppoint and had lots of practical insights and tactics to use. But ULTIMATELY – it was so good becuase it was all based on the truth of the gospel –> that Jesus is not “an” answer….He is “THE” answer (to everything!).All of the teaching came from this premise.  Thank you Mark and Grace for brining the real truth of the Gospel in the contect of marriage. – Roger Boutin

Thanks Mark for speaking truth and from your heart. Thanks to Grace and your kids too! You guys are such a blessing. I am looking forward to a new and better friendship with my husband. Had a great time at Liberty!! – Helen Blocksom

We really enjoyed the conference. Our marriage is now on the track to being better not bitter. – Joanna Shields Whitaker

Special Thanks to Our Real Marriage Tour Sponsors!

 

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By |April 24th, 2012|Real Marriage, Weekly Devos|1 Comment