Joshua Benton: Putting the social in social media

FacebookTwitterEmailPrint Finding the right tool isn’t the answer to communicating online. Social media has to have the tenor of human conversation to be effective, says Joshua Benton. Monday, October 26, 2009 The start of a social media strategy should be the question, “What is it that our audience needs that we can provide?” said Joshua … Continue reading “Joshua Benton: Putting the social in social media”

Keith Anderson: Digital ministry and bearing witness to the holy

FacebookTwitterEmailPrint Social media gives pastors a new ability to point out the presence of God in the day-to-day of people’s lives, says the co-author of a new book on digital ministry. Monday, September 10, 2012 Bearing witness to people’s lives, in all the routine chaos of day-to-day living, is a holy thing, the Rev. Keith … Continue reading “Keith Anderson: Digital ministry and bearing witness to the holy”

Why ministers shouldn’t walk away from social media

Baptist News Global Opinion By Mark Wingfield  February 6, 2019 Facebook  Twitter Email  Print  More 799 Every month or so, there’s a new scare about why we shouldn’t be on social media. Facebook is spying on you. Twitter is not trustworthy. Instagram is in control of your life. Virtual relationships are replacing real relationships. And for some people, social media … Continue reading “Why ministers shouldn’t walk away from social media”

Sharon Miller: Should seminaries offer online education?

Computer screens display video conferencing for a Central Baptist Seminary synchronous class. Photo courtesy of Auburn Seminary FacebookTwitterEmailPrint A recent study from Auburn Seminary takes a look at online distance education within theological schools and finds exciting experiments as well as challenges. Tuesday, November 28, 2017 In the report (Not) Being There: Online Distance Theological Education, … Continue reading “Sharon Miller: Should seminaries offer online education?”

Alexa, Hear My Prayer

January 3, 2019 By Vance Morgan I read a fascinating article in the November 2018 edition of The Atlantic that explores the various ways in which virtual assistants such as Alexa and Siri have begun to occupy more and more important spaces in our lives. My household does not have such an assistant, and it’s … Continue reading “Alexa, Hear My Prayer”