I’ve held off on writing this series for several months, for two reasons. First, I’m in grad school, and I’m writing my thesis right now. It’s taking up all of my extra brain space, but today, I need a break. Second, I recently made a huge mistake on social media—which we’ll come back to in the second post—and I wanted there to be some space between my mistake and my (hopefully not hypocritical) attempts to offering insight and advice on this site. It’s been almost five months since then, so I think we’re ready to begin talking about why your church needs a social media policy.
Marques Brownlee is a YouTuber known for his engaging, honest, and informative tech reviews of new products. He’s a bit of a hype man for Elon Musk at times and seems to always be at the forefront of tech talk. But he recently did a video a little outside of his brand which was a fun look at how YouTube does compression on their videos. Here the question: “What happens when you re-upload a YouTube video?” Still engaging, honest, and informative, but honestly kinda cool too.
There’s a lot of political news out there, and while ChurchMag strives to stay about politics, sometimes we have to address it. Even so, I will endeavor to do so without partisan passions. For now, let’s forget our political persuasions and talk about Elizabeth Warren, US Senator and Democratic candidate for the presidency, and her relationship with Facebook.
‘The Irresistible Revolution: Living As An Ordinary Radical’ by Shane Claiborne [Saturday Morning Review]
I love reading a book that has me stopping to copy-paste quotes almost every page— it’s enjoyably annoying.
The Irresistible Revolution was one of those books for me and I am really excited to be sharing it with you today.
May this Snack Pack have something just for you.
With church tech, I’m sure you have your own personal pet peeve that bug you the most. Mine might just be texting habits that need to stop. This video from Buzzfeed from a couple of years is still relevant today. If you are in charge of church tech at your church or have some influence at your church, you may want to share this with your staff and maybe even congregation.
I’m kidding of course. Except for you Karen, you need to stop with the group texts immediately.