An emoji for forgiveness? It’s on the way…

Photo: Forgivemoji Hundreds of people voted for their #forgivemoji favorite when the campaign was launched and exciting design suggestions very submitted. A coalition of peace-building organizations in Finland has launched a campaign to crowdsource an emoji that symbolizes forgiveness. The idea was created by the Evangelical Lutheran church of Finland, which is also one of … Continue reading “An emoji for forgiveness? It’s on the way…”

Holy tech! Churches try new ways to connect

By Caroline Bullock   “At first we didn’t really know what social media meant for the church and fell into the trap of simply chasing the number of likes and followers on our Facebook page,” he says. But when a parishioner credited the Facebook page for her decision to return to the church, then he … Continue reading “Holy tech! Churches try new ways to connect”

Maria Dixon Hall: Just because you can preach doesn’t mean you’re a communicator

FacebookTwitterEmailPrint For an organization in which the word is central, the church does a poor job of communicating, says an SMU professor and consultant. She has some advice on how church leaders can do it better. MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2013 Human beings are storytelling creatures, moved and motivated from birth by the power of stories, … Continue reading “Maria Dixon Hall: Just because you can preach doesn’t mean you’re a communicator”

Letting the Spirit lead spirited debate—online and in person

BY  JESSE DYMOND July 8, 2019 Photo: Public domain   Friends in Christ, It’s been some time, hasn’t it? A few years ago, I left my post as online community coordinator for the Anglican Church of Canada for Quebec’s Eastern Townships, where I serve as chaplain to Bishop’s University and Champlain College Lennoxville. The space … Continue reading “Letting the Spirit lead spirited debate—online and in person”

Archbishops launch Church’s first ever social media guidelines and charter

The Church of England 01/07/2019 The Church of England has published social media advice aimed at tackling offensive behaviour and misleading content and encouraging a positive atmosphere for online conversations. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, unveiled the Church’s first ever social media guidelines at Facebook today. The guidelines encourage positive engagement across all national social media accounts … Continue reading “Archbishops launch Church’s first ever social media guidelines and charter”