We constantly push for ministry leaders and churches to look at all of the different ways of engaging a community of believers that they have influence in. Social media is a natural place to engage with student because that is what they are on a lot. In reality, youth workers are already doing a lot of great things, but missing out on sharing that on social media where they can reach an audience of teenagers that were not at last Sunday’s youth group, parents who know they drop their children off with you but only think that you play games, and a host of people looking to serve in a ministry that is exciting and passionate for Christ but not sure where to look.
Archives for August 2013
This infographic, below, talks about the growing phenomenon of selfies. For those of you who don’t know, “selfies” are what you would call a photo that is taken of yourself and posted on your own social network. Those networks would include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others, sometimes even notated as a selfie by using a hashtag (#selfie).
Are these self-centered?
This video clip from Alistair Begg about knowing versus feeling when it comes to praise and worship is amazing. He does an excellent job, as usual, with putting truth front and center.
As church techs and creatives do what we do each and every Sunday during and for praise and worship, it can be easy to forget about what is really going on around us.
It’s not about the sound. It’s not about the lights. It’s not about the song set. These things have a lot to do with the experience of even feeling of praise and worship. Alistair Begg really breaks things down:
I’m really enjoying this discussion of personal liberty versus security that we’re having these days as it centers around Internet privacy. Before we proceed, let me go ahead and shed any sense of impartiality or subtlety:
I’m Team Edward.
(Cue the fan-girl misunderstand.)
Sorry for that.
Here’s some clarity:
A few weeks ago I had written about the UK’s online pornography block.
At first blush, it seemed like a good idea. I had said,
“Like most laws that place limits on activity, it can be taken to an extreme and be used to abuse the citizenry; but when it comes to limiting something as obscene as pornography and all the extremes that are tangled-up in that genre, I think the UK has made a good move in putting these safeguards in place.”
After some push-back in the comments, I’m rethinking this…