Social Media and the Church

In our last post, Sam and I discussed the growing and prolific use of social media, particularly the big three of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Over the next few posts we will consider some questions and ideas in approaching a social media presence institutionally, pastorally, missionally, and personally. Institutionally. When speaking of an institution, our […]

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Social Media: The Big Three

Part Two: As we continue our discussion on social media in the digimodern age we need to focus our mind’s eye down to a few specific social media. These three are the big three, the ones people are statistically most likely to be engaged with. And it’s within this framework of the big three that […]

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The Great Commission and the Digimodern Age

Part One: Thanks to social media, news and events move at a break-neck speed. Think of the Arab Spring, Ferguson, or other current events and movements in which Twitter, Facebook, and other social media connections caused a tipping point of awareness and engagement. We are in a new age of communication, the digimodern age according […]

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Plant Churches and Fight Ebola

I always find it encouraging when I hear a good report from the mission field. Unless you have been under a rock, you will be at least a little familiar with the happenings in West Africa concerning Ebola. Today I wanted to share with you all a report from a church in Tennessee intimately connected […]

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Holiday Hospitality and Christian Mission

The holidays are perhaps the time when hospitality is most on our mind. For some, the word conjures up thoughts of a house full of welcomed guests, a table full of special foods, and hearts full of warm feelings. For others (maybe most?), the mere mention of holiday hospitality brings to mind crazy uncles, ugly […]

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Peoples Next Door: Suburban Explosion

If you’ve been around the blog at all, you’ve read about the wave of international peoples into the United States. As we examine our research, some trends are inevitably shaping up, and this week the Brookings Institute released a fascinating report that corroborates what we have found. In short, this massive influx of internationals is settling […]

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