Last week, Ryan Frank sent me an email asking if I would write about a big thing that was happening today. He let in on the big secret and I must say that I was pretty excited about it. So, if you haven’t heard already, K Magazine is going digital. Over the years they have played around with a digital version of their magazine, but now they’re offering a free digital version that comes with your paid subscription. That’s a big deal!
Okay, time to get brutally honest. I haven’t subscribed to any magazines specific to ministry in years.
Wait, I can explain. It’s not that I’m against getting magazines or that I felt that magazines didn’t have something worth saying… or something I needed to read. Honestly, I let the subscriptions lapse because I had a backlog stack of magazines sitting in a corner of my office that I hadn’t read yet. Eventually I asked myself, why would I keep paying for a magazine that I wasn’t reading.
At this time, I only have one magazine subscription, and that’s to Wired magazine. I think I enjoy it some much because it feels like more of a hobby… a break from what I do all day/every day. However, at times I’ll have a backlog of those magazines as well.
Why the backlog?
I think I can truthfully say that it’s because magazines are analog media in a digital world. I honestly can’t tell you how many years it has been since I’ve opened a physical Bible. I’ve got it on my phone, why do I need to carry around a big heavy book? Since I’ve added the Kindle app to my iPad, I’ve been devouring books like never before. I do my best reading on the treadmill. The same is true with magazines. I’m planning to pick up my K magazine subscription again, because having access to it on my iPhone or iPad means that I’ll be more likely to read it.
So, good job to the smart people at K Magazine!
Oh, and to celebrate… I’ve got 5 free subscription to give away. The first five people to comment on this post will get a subscription. How great is that. Just do me a favor, if you’re on twitter, tweet a link back to this post after you leave your comment. Don’t forget the #Kidmin.
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Thanks for the shout out Kenny! (I don’t need a free sub to the magazine!) I appreciate you.
yay! a free sub to k!
Love reading your blog. I just started working as the assistant children’s pastor at Trinity Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL. I enjoy seeing what your doing and getting new ideas for children’s ministry.
I got to see the first digital issue of K and loved it! I would love to have a free subscription to it!
I am with you, I will read the digital if I get it! Thanks.
I have a big stack of old magazines in my office that I will probably never get to read. Good job K!
Very smart idea!!
I don’t need a subscription, I won a book last week!….. but love that they’re going digital!
Thanks for all the comments. Seems like this announcement really did create some excitement. The first five comments will get subscriptions. Woo Hoo!
Woo Hoo! Everybody loves free…especially people who work at churches!
Will you need further information in order to give me the free subscription? My email address is email@example.com. Thanks so much!