We teach our children that kindness matters, but in the new world of social media, they are becoming oblivious to the joy of doing good works in secret, writes a director of Christian education.
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Many Christian leaders want to make sure their institutions are using the right technology for ministry. But social media use is also a pastoral issue; social media spaces are places where people experience both joy and pain, writes an associate research scholar at the Yale Center for Faith & Culture.
In this episode of “Can These Bones,” co-host Laura Everett talks with Astead Herndon, politics reporter for The Boston Globe, about why he’s committed to helping other young professionals navigate this legacy institution.
On June 1, 2011, Paul Jones gave up email. As a professor of information, he thought he had an obligation to try a better way. More than six years into his experiment, he shares his experience with a (nearly) email-free life.
Today’s digital networks have an ancient precedent: the apostle Paul led fledgling communities through letters -- showing that even in its earliest days, the church was not dependent on physical presence.
A group of Presbyterians has organized a weekly Twitter conversation about "the many intersectional ways we are Presbyterian and called to be church."
Participating in a Twitter conversation called #PresbyIntersect showed a pastor that social media can facilitate a culture of belonging, where friendship is experienced in new ways.
Founded in 1852, The Christian Recorder -- the official newspaper of the AME Church -- is the world’s oldest black newspaper. And its new editor says his task is to ensure that it remains a vibrant voice for the church and the African-American community.
It’s easy to be intimidated by technology. But technological skills aren’t the most important part of online ministry, writes a former digital missioner.
The internet is a powerful tool for speaking out, giving voice to the voiceless. But we cannot change the world from behind a computer screen, writes a Baptist pastor. We still have to get our hands dirty.
Deanna Thompson: I thought digital presence was a poor substitute for embodied presence. Then I got cancer.
Her experience with serious illness convinced a theologian that the virtual body of Christ can make a real difference in a hurting world.