Learning to speak

By Amey Victoria Adkins Writer, photographer, Baptist minister FacebookTwitterEmailPrint The heart of Christian community is connecting, confessing and witnessing together the work of God. It doesn’t matter whether you do it live or on Twitter, writes Amey Victoria Adkins. Monday, November 9, 2009 My 79-year-old grandmother wants a Facebook page. Though she needs a cheat … Continue reading “Learning to speak”

Heidi Campbell: The Internet challenges and empowers religious institutions

Bigstock / Pure Solutions FacebookTwitterEmailPrint   The digital culture isn’t changing religion as much as it is reflecting offline shifts in Christian life, says a scholar of religion and media at Texas A&M University. Monday, November 18, 2013 People today — especially young people — belong to fluid networks that are not limited by traditional … Continue reading “Heidi Campbell: The Internet challenges and empowers religious institutions”

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”