Kyle Matthew Oliver: You already have everything you need to be a digital media minister

By Kyle Matthew Oliver Episcopal priest   Bigstock / GreenVector   By Kyle Matthew Oliver FacebookTwitterEmailPrint It’s easy to be intimidated by technology. But technological skills aren’t the most important part of online ministry, writes a former digital missioner. Tuesday, October 4, 2016 I recently found myself giving an impromptu training session over the phone. I … Continue reading “Kyle Matthew Oliver: You already have everything you need to be a digital media minister”

Heidi Campbell: The Internet challenges and empowers religious institutions

  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 religious boundaries, family relationships or … Continue reading “Heidi Campbell: The Internet challenges and empowers religious institutions”

If you are too busy, try fostering community

By David L. Odom Executive director, Leadership Education at Duke Divinity   One of the spaces that is worth your time — to listen and to share — is online. Social media enables ministers to build and sustain networks of relationships. Thursday, October 24, 2013 My friend is having trouble dealing with the challenges of … Continue reading “If you are too busy, try fostering community”

John P. Jackman: Facebook and faith

By  John P. Jackman   When a middle-aged pastor joined Facebook, he didn’t know what to expect. But he quickly discovered that this new medium offers a powerful way for the church to be present in the world. Monday, August 20, 2012 Four years ago, at the urging of younger members in my congregation, I … Continue reading “John P. Jackman: Facebook and faith”

Mihee Kim-Kort: The holy work of social media

By Mihee Kim-Kort Minister and member of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board   A group of Presbyterians has organized a weekly Twitter conversation about “the many intersectional ways we are Presbyterian and called to be church.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrint Participating in a Twitter conversation called #PresbyIntersect showed a pastor that social media can facilitate a culture of belonging, … Continue reading “Mihee Kim-Kort: The holy work of social media”