My church is bi-lingual. We have a lot of English speakers but also Polish speakers since we’re in Kraków, Poland. Because of that, we have to do some clever things both in the service and online to suit both groups. This means making our church website flexible for different audiences is critical. I hope in sharing our use case you might get inspiration or ideas for your own.
Minecraft Earth is an augmented reality app that has been hyped for a long time and it kind of came out of nowhere when it was released. I was worried it was never coming out and then. Many websites have been comparing Minecraft Earth to the successful augmented reality app of Pokemon Go and if you take the resource gathering as the only part of the game, sure, it’s like Pokemon Go.
I’ll be honest, that first paragraph I wrote when the app first came out. Everything from here on out is me having sat with the app, or better yet, not sat with the app since then. The voice above, super pumped about this game coming out. But there is a whole host of cons that come with this.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. A Snack Pack a week doesn’t keep the doctor away but I hope it makes your week better in some way.
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.