If you’ve read Rewired, you might remember that the first section of the book aims to prove that social networking isn’t new. In fact, it’s as… Read More »5 Tips for Good Old-Fashioned Social Networking, Online
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God invented social media, so church, you ought to use it! Nonprofits who hope to change the world? You too! I’ve written plenty about the… Read More »30 Quick Social Media Tips for Churches and Nonprofits
John Calvin published 22 volumes of commentaries on the Bible and Martin Lloyd-Jones published 9 volumes on Romans alone. What if you could remove all of the non-essential language, antiquated stories, and strip all of that knowledge down to some bite-sized, transportable truths? There is certainly room for argument against such condensation of historic works, but we have to realize that we live in a society inundated with more information in a day than Calvin consumed in a year.
In other words, the ability to be succinct and concise is worth gold when communicating truth in today’s culture. And Twitter helps. The ability to write volumes of words is impressive, but possibly not as impressive as the ability to take a deep and complex theological truth or spiritual application and package it in 140 characters or less.
Yesterday, we kicked off the first day of Saddleback’s annual conference for church leaders, Radicalis. (In fact, you can still see it for free at Radicalis.com for free with the code “RADRICK11”.) One of my responsibilities is monitoring the social networking streams for mentions of our conference using the #rad11 hashtag. It’s been very cool to see the real-time feedback coming from our community of conference enthusiasts.
I’ve had this thought for a year now, I’d love to release a little book with some information on using Twitter for Ministry, but a… Read More »Mini-Book Release: Using Twitter for Ministry