With Disney’s new live-action movie of The Lion King, everyone’s filled with nostalgia as we rewatch the original and see the live-action one bring it to life, but when I saw this video on The Kimba VS Simba Controversy I felt kinda sick. It got me thinking about what christians can learn from the Kimba vs Simba controversy.
We’ve explored the importance of planning for any church or organization. The cadence or rhythm and culture of planning have also been areas of focus. No church or organization can or will have sustained impact without planning. From a service or gathering, to discipleship, teaching, right through to succession of senior leaders planning is something that will be done over and over again. And, depending on the issue, you need different people. So, with aspect of planning who should always ask, “Who should be around this planning table?”
The internet is full of clickbait headlines. Popular news organizations like Fox News and CNN both are buying into them and furthering the fuel of fake news. Babylon Bee, a well-known former Christian satire site, is crossing the line with clickbait over and over. But regularly you see clickbait online and it is making news articles harder and harder to trust.
So how do we know what is true? The video below shows how to better spot clickbait headlines and I even give one personal example of this afterward.
There is a new trend on Twitter that has regularly been hitting the United States and International trending list: “Today’s Kids Will Never Know Trending Hashtag” (#todayskidswillneverknow). I’ve done a little digging and found a bunch of tweets that I love the tech angle. I don’t buy the “we are better because we had to suffer” point of view, especially with tech. But the nostalgia is definitely fun.
As we look at church social media policy, I’d like to share a pertinent personal experience. I’ve been on staff at my church since 2006, and in that time, I’ve been fairly engaged in social media. No big deal, right? Then, 2016 happened, and everything changed. I don’t like President Trump. I think he’s crass, narcissistic, and erratic. Feel free to disagree with me—that’s the benefit to living in a free, democratic society—I can have opinions you don’t like, and it won’t affect you at all. But there have been times when I expressed my opinions about the president poorly, and I offended some of my friends.
Social media has become such a normal part of life that it is almost weird when you’re not on it. This applies to both churches and organizations as individuals. There’s an expectation that, even in limited terms, it is a way to contact and connect with you. The novelty has worn off, and more people and organizations are reconsidering use of social media. Reasons vary. From mental health to giving energy to more core activities. For these and other activities, people and organizations quit social media and delete their accounts. Before doing that there are things to consider before deleting social media accounts.