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”

The power of words

By Alice Wu 07 November 2018 The Hong Kong-based Anglican writer, Alice Wu, reflects on the power of quick words in an age of social media. I recently found myself really missing those “good old days” – like when everyone’s biggest worry was the Y2K millennium bug. Today, a lot of us are suffering from … Continue reading “The power of words”

What I Learned from Not Being on Facebook

By Martha Tatarnic Martha serves as the rector of St. George’s Anglican Church in St. Catharines. Her book “The Living Diet” is set to be published in 2019. MinistryMatters What I Learned from Not Being on Facebook I decided that my three month sabbatical should also include a Sabbath from Facebook. At the beginning of June, I … Continue reading “What I Learned from Not Being on Facebook”

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 religious … Continue reading “Heidi Campbell: The Internet challenges and empowers religious institutions”

How the diocese of B.C. transformed websites into ministry tools

By Joelle Kidd July 3, 2018 Redeveloping the diocesan site (pictured) and parish sites on the same platform made it easy to have “diocesan messaging and a look and feel that’s consistent across the board,” says Catherine Pate, communications officer for the diocese of British Columbia. Photo: Contributed   Walk into any Anglican church, and … Continue reading “How the diocese of B.C. transformed websites into ministry tools”