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How to Master the Art of Disagreementin the Church and on Social Media

Lets say youre in a conversation with fellow church member about an issue you disagree over. How environmental ethics play into what foods you choose to eat. How a presidents ability to nominate Supreme Court justices factors into your vote. How youre choosing to educate your children this fall. How should you conduct yourself in... Read more

Five reasons why Christians should pray for the media

(Photo: Unsplash/Roman Kraft)Christians and churches of all denominations are being urged to pray for the media on Sunday 1 November. The appeal comes from Christians in Media, a network working across all forms of media online, print, local, national and global. And it follows the Queen's praise for the role of the news media after she... Read more

Report: A Texas Pastor Says He Will Lose His License For Endorsing Joe Biden on Social Media | RELEVANT

The Baptist Standard reports that a 21-year-old minister from Arlington, Texas was told by his pastor that his preacher’s license would “not be renewed” after he used his social media account to endorse Joe Biden for President. David Bumgardner, a student of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminarys Scarborough College, received his license to preach on July... Read more

Christians, Lets All Stop Doing These 15 Things on Social Media | RELEVANT

What you do and say on social media actually matters.While many Christians carry themselves with kindness and grace at church, once they tap that social media app they transform into some kind of snarling beast. Christians are called to be Christs ambassadors: Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us (2... Read more

New book by Sammy Tippit explains how social media can spread the Gospel – Mission Network News

USA (MNN) — In Multiplying Disciples: Social Media and the New Roman Road, author Sammy Tippit of Sammy Tippit Ministries shares how he has used social media to share Jesus with people all over the world. Reaching the Lost The book will be released this fall, but the idea has been in the works for... Read more

When Solomons Fool Created a Social Media Platform – Tim Challies

The fool of the book of Proverbs is a vivid illustration of practical atheism, for this foolish man lives as if there is no God and as if God isnt concerned about human behavior. The fool may not actually deny the existence of the divine, but he practically denies it by choosing to live according... Read more

Sean Feucht Is Being Accused of Spreading Coronavirus Misinformation on Social Media | RELEVANT Magazine

Worship leader and former congressional candidate Sean Feucht was already under scrutiny for his open-air worship nights which are being held in defiance of COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. Videos of his events show few (if any) facemasks and social distancing, and Feucht tells Fox News that this is his way of standing up to state-mandated... Read more

Why Jerry Falwell Jr.’s Social Media ‘Yacht’ Posts Were Problematic for Liberty University

Why Jerry Falwell Jr.'s Social Media 'Yacht' Posts Were Problematic for Liberty University (RNS) It may not be unusual for the head of one of the countrys largest evangelical universities to follow students or student groups on social media.Or to follow or share content by conservative political pundits. Especially if the school's leader has been... Read more

Christians in the Middle East hear the Gospel through social media

Social media is being used to share the Gospel in Middle Eastern countries that are hostile to the Christian faith(Photo: Open Doors UK)Each day this week Christian Today is sharing stories of persecuted Christian women who have leant on Christ and been strengthened in order to pull through the incredible hardships they have faced.  Today... Read more

Quarantine Can Turn You Into a Social Media Addict. Don’t Let It. | RELEVANT Magazine

With America on lockdown, many of us are spending more time with our phones and social media feeds than is normal or healthy. This piece, originally published in 2017, has some advice on how to curb the need for validation, information and entertainment Have you ever noticed that your greatest need can produce your... Read more

How To Respond to Social Media Enemies – Tim Challies

The early promise of social media is that it would help us make friends. But as it has matured, it seems better suited to help us make enemies. Long gone are the happy days when it was all about connecting with others around shared interests. Today it seems to major in beating down others others... Read more

Parents: To Join Social Media Is To Witness Death – Tim Challies

Social media was still in its infancy when it showed me a death for the first time. All these years later the details remain vivid in my mind. A colleague said, Tim, check this out. He turned his screen toward me to show a blindfolded man kneeling before his captors. They spoke a few words... Read more

John Crist says he’s been the ‘biggest hypocrite’ in return to social media eight months after sex scandal

John Crist's comedy sketches are popular on YouTube(Photo: YouTube)John Crist, who was forced to pause his Christian comedy ministry when sexual misconduct allegations surfaced last November, has returned to social media for the first time in eight months with a video thanking people for their support. On Instagram, the 36-year-old said the support of people who... Read more

The Power of a Social Media Fast | RELEVANT Magazine

When I jumped off social media, things changed. First, I started dreaming again. On the back porch, journal in hand, new ideas and thoughts flooded my mind. I wasnt copying, comparing or envying the lives of others. Something shifted deep in my spirit. Unconcerned about what others might think, I logged reflections, took note... Read more

Is Social Media Killing Us?

This is the question of all questions. Could you commit to thirty days without social media? It would mean logging out, deleting apps if it is too tempting. But it would mean choosing to walk away from the noise and the idol of social media in your life.That is exactly what I did when I... Read more

Virtual Dialogue in a Divided World: 10 Steps to Healthy Social Media Interaction

Social media. Probably the greatest advancement the world has ever seen towards people keeping connected with friends and family and whats going on in their lives. Its really beautiful. Sadly, its also an art exhibit or museum or cesspool or haunted house (pick your metaphor) that puts some of the nastiest sides of human interaction... Read more

White Christians and Racial Justice: Prioritizing Christian Ethics Over Political and Media Alliances | RELEVANT Magazine

Our alliances matter. In recent history, there might not be a more critical moment for considering our alliances. Wisdom is not needed to make sense out of a clear right or wrong but rather it is most precious when discerning thorny and layered matters. The inclination to seek out sources that are echoing our... Read more

Worship leader hits out at social media censorship of Bible verses and praise videos

Sean FeuchtWorship leader Sean Feucht has criticised the "crazy" censorship of Christian posts on Instagram and Twitter.  He said fans had got in touch with him to tell him that his posts about Christian worship had been blocked.  The posts showed some of the live worship he and other Christians have been taking part in... Read more

Worship Leader, Activist Calls Out Social Media Sites for Censoring Praise, Worship Content

Worship Leader, Activist Calls Out Social Media Sites for Censoring Praise, Worship Content Bethel worship leader turned activist Sean Feucht is calling out social media platforms for censoring his praise and worship related posts.According to CBN News, Feucht took to Twitter to call out Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for promoting violent content of... Read more

Alabama’s Largest Church Comes Under Fire for Posts Its Pastor Liked on Social Media

Alabama's Largest Church Comes Under Fire for Posts Its Pastor Liked on Social Media Church of the Highlands, the largest church in Alabama and one of the largest in the United States, has come under fire in recent weeks after its pastor liked social media posts that some in the community considered racist... Read more

Churches need to value the media – and use them

PexelsSt Margaret's Church in Rainham, Kent is advertising for a journalist to join their staff team. The advert for the position states, "For thousands of years, it is storytelling which has kept communities together. Now, more than ever before we need someone like you to tell our stories so that we might stay together even when... Read more

President Trump Signs Executive Order to Prevent Social Media Censorship on Political Post

President Trump Signs Executive Order to Prevent Social Media Censorship on Political Post President Donald Trump approved an executive order this week that asks federal officials to hold social media sites accountable for censoring some political posts.According to The Christian Post, Trump said the sites are not a neutral platform.Today, I am signing... Read more

Report: Trump Is Readying an Executive Order to Roll Back Protections for Social Media Companies | RELEVANT Magazine

President Donald Trump was openly furious about Twitter’s fact check of his false tweets about mail-in ballots and promised revenge. Now, according to the New York Times, that revenge will take the form of a new executive order. The order, which is still in the draft phase, would “make it easier for federal regulators... Read more

3 Ways to Keep Social Media from Stealing Your Joy

Social media often seems to reflect the opposite values of God’s kingdom. Jesus said, Blessed are the peacemakers. Social media often seems to bless the outraged. Jesus said, Blessed are the meek. Social media often seems to bless the narcissistic. Im grateful for many godly Christian leaders who model an edifying use of social media.... Read more

How Social Media Worsens the Theological Divide

The Age of Instant Communication The people of God have always differed over some points of Christian doctrine. Though we have always had theological disagreements, the age of instant communication has transformed the way that we express our disagreementsand not always in a good way. The passing of another week simply means another controversy is... Read more

IMM creates media to help Christians engage with the new normal – Mission Network News

International (MNN) As the world looks for a new normal amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Denise Godwin of International Media Ministries says the Church has an opportunity to play a vital role moving forward, especially with the media tools available today. It’s critical [for] the Church to share [its] message but also to pull people in... Read more

Is Social Media Silencing Our Souls Through the Pandemic? | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] As my head hit the pillow, my mind sprang into motion. Worries I had saved behind my thoughts all day abruptly vied for my consideration: What if my dad catches COVID-19 whereas hes within the hospital for his most cancers surgical procedure? How am I going to homeschool three youngsters? When will... Read more

IMMs Gospel media allows Christians to be storytellers

[ad_1] Worldwide (MNN) — Everyone loves a great story, and Christians needs to be the perfect storytellers of all as a result of we now have probably the most superb story to inform the story of Jesus. Worldwide Media Ministries (IMM) creates high quality Gospel story movies for distribution in a number of nations they... Read more

Media ministry makes use of movie and drama to unfold the Gospel – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Worldwide (MNN) — Translation templates in video and media initiatives are enabling extra individuals to be taught concerning the Gospel and Christianity, together with essential items of church historical past, in their very own languages. Worldwide Media Ministries presents the Gospel by quite a lot of video and media initiatives, and through the use... Read more

What Would Jesus Put up: Social Media and God’s Kingdom

[ad_1] Like many individuals, I exited the 12 months 2016 hopeful that possibly I had seen the worst of human conduct. Im typically an optimistic individual, however the months main as much as the presidential election and instantly following pushed me additional into the political and non secular wilderness. The fixed justifying and attacking and... Read more