Jon Petersen of Episode 97

Jon Petersen is the Marketing Manager at, the most popular Bible website on the Internet. Jon talks about the recently redesigned, how it continues to grow its audience engagement, and how users are using mobile and social media with
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The Coming Internet Expansion: Episode 61

The Internet as we know it will be history and exciting changes are coming in the next 2 years. An estimated 700+ top-level domains (TLD) will be launching, like .SHOP, .WEB, .HOTEL, .MENU, and many many more.

One TLD of particular interest is .BIBLE, and when that launches, people could get domain names like PREACHING.BIBLE, STUDY.BIBLE or SOCIALMEDIA.BIBLE. Full disclosure: I, DJ Chuang, work with American Bible Society and the .BIBLE Registry.

Scott Wennermark

On this episode of Social Media Church, I’ve invited 2 key members of the .BIBLE Registry launch team from the American Bible Society, John Mark Mitchell (Director of Digital Innovation) and Scott Wennermark (Director, Strategic Advancement) to share the back story of how this came about, how the Internet will be changed forever, answer commonly-asked questions, and how you can participate in this opportunity to shape the future of the Internet. (Note: John Mark Mitchell had a new title change soon after post-production.)

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Pre-register .BIBLE domain names for free and with no obligation at

Sign-up for the free email newsletter to stay informed about the .BIBLE launch

Like the Facebook page for Bible TLD at

#video What is .BIBLE? (explained in 2 minutes)

#article Washington Post on New gTLD’s: Com Was The Training Wheels For The Internet: Move aside .com

#article Newly OK’d domains make .com look so 1999 – website explaining how 100s of new domains are about to transform the web – the future of Internet – the Web’s New Neighborhoods

ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) – the organization that coordinates the infrastructure that runs the worldwide Internet



The back story of YouVersion Bible app: Episode 41

This episode of Social Media Church features a presentation (excerpted with permission) courtesy of The Gathering, a community of givers for Christian philanthropy. During The Gathering National Conference 2011, Bobby Gruenewald shared the history of YouVersion during a breakout session. Bobby Gruenewald serves as Pastor, Innovation Leader at, and is the founder of the YouVersion. He was also listed in the Fast Company 100 Most Creative People in Business 2011.

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Get the Bible app at or, read the YouVersion blog for the latest news and updates, and follow @YouVersion on Twitter

#article The Next Bible (The Daily Beast, 03/12/13)

#video TEDxOU – Bobby Gruenewald – The Responsibility of Technology

#video The Bible In a Technological Age by Bobby Gruenewald at Q Portland 2011

#chapter The Engagement Economy (Bobby Gruenewald, YouVersion) in Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto, edited by Hugh McGuire and Brian O’Leary

#news joins the YouVersion family! (8/30/12)

#episodes of Social Media Church with others at Dana ByersAlan GeorgeBrandon Donaldson

Follow Dana Byers’ blogger trip with Lemonade International April 14-18, 2013

List of Churches with Innovation Pastors (@

#dashboard Today in the YouVersion Community – current statistics about the Bible app