Tag Archives: Facebook

Switching on to digital discipleship

Steve Molkentin, Digital Youth Discipleship. Photo: Holly Jewell

Mobile phones, the internet and video games may seem like an inseparable part of the lives of our youth but engaging them in the digital realm is critical if we want to emotionally and spiritually connect ourselves to the next generation. Steve Molkentin, the Queensland Synod’s new Digital Youth Discipleship project officer, writes. “I’ve come up with a set of ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

Photo of a magnifying glass over an open Bible.

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week. This will be the last religion wrap until mid-March.  Anti-Trump nightmare: Melania dares to care about Lord’s prayer Fox News reports on the social media hysteria surrounding First Lady Melania Trump’s decision to open a political rally with the Lord’s prayer. While the crowd at the Florida rally enthusiastically received the prayer, ...

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What if every church … took the web seriously?

What if every church…took the web seriously? Photo: Supplied

The internet may be a ubiquitous part of our daily life but how well have we positioned our church websites and social media pages to respond to the needs and demands of today’s online audiences? Scott Guyatt writes. It’s not rocket surgery to say that the internet is all pervasive in 2017. It’s everywhere, all the time. And of course ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

Photo of a magnifying glass over an open Bible.

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week. Check back in every Friday to see the latest wrap up of religious news that made us think and reflect. Coming out as a son of a preacher man The Guardian features an opinion piece by a young gay man who is the son of an Anglican vicar exploring his experiences ...

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Five faith Facebook faux pas

Facebook banner: sad face and unlike button. Graphic by Ashleigh Pesu.

Just because you can say something, doesn’t mean you should. Heaven knows not all Christians use Facebook appropriately—a sad and missed opportunity considering the potential impact. Here are five tips to keep you on the straight and narrow. Inspiration overload I’m so glad you are inspired by five million quotes from “Anonymous” laid over city backdrops and Bible verses placed ...

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John Harrison proclaims faith in the 21st century

Dr John Harrison

Professional communicator and Uniting Church member Dr John Harrison talks to Dianne Jensen. Sons and daughters of the manse grow up living and breathing the mantra of mission and service. As adults they can end up living out their own Christian witness in surprising places. Dr John Harrison is Senior Lecturer in Journalism and Communication and Undergraduate Program Director at ...

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Digital evangelism?

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Religion News Service continues to deliver interesting content. On his blog, On Freedom, Brian Pellot examines the role of digital media in the growth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. According to Brian, Missionary Chat has been a wild success since its launch in 2008. “Hundreds of baptisms have resulted from conversations that began on Missionary Chat in the ...

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