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Tweeting in Church

Last Sunday, just as the prayer of confession was coming to an end, I reached for my phone.  I was all set to bring up twitter, when I noticed Stephen sitting in the pew ahead of me.  So I did an over-dramatized decoy-look to assure my ringer was off and snuck the phone…

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Facing our Trolls

I’ve been thinking about trolls.  No, actually, not the cute, big hair, naked belly button dolls of my youth … but internet trolls.  Act One of This American Life told the story this week of Lindy West and one of her former trolls.  Ever since listening to the podcast, I’ve been thinking…

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When I Will Get Back to You … If You Email, Text, Phone …

Check out this article posted on Business Insider “When to Email, Text, or Call.”  I think it outlines some pretty good expectations regarding our expectations surrounding immediacy in communication. HAT TIP to Mary-Lynn Morrison for sharing the article and for her comment to me about it being important to let…

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Your Church and Facebook

Inside: Why Your Church Needs to be on Facebook Pages, Profiles and Groups … Oh My! How to Create a Facebook Page for your Church Building Your Church’s Facebook Page It’s Not about “Marketing,” It’s about “Relationship” Facebook is not a fad.  Social media and social networking are here to…

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10 Ways for your Church to Build Relationships on Facebook

Often congregations will say, we’ve got a Facebook page but it doesn’t do us any good.  Just having a page or merely posting information about your congregation’s programs or worship times assumes that people will come to your page to find out about you.  While that may have be true…

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Why Your Church Needs to be on Facebook

Facebook is not a fad.  Social media and social networking are here to stay.  Since Facebook went public in September 2006, it has become the major platform for social connections on the Internet in the United States and around the world.  Today Facebook has more than 800 million active users,…

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