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  • Should we watch murders on social media?

    by Russell Moore, posted Friday, August 28, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Screen grab from WDBJ, Franklin County, Va.
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- I watched a video that I'm ashamed to say I viewed.

    No, it wasn't pornography -- at least not the kind of pornography we typically think of. The video was the live shooting of two television journalists as they were reporting in Virginia. At the time, I saw the post on Twitter, which noted "unexplained shooting noises."

    When I watched the clip, I assumed there was gunshots around them and that the journalist and her interviewee had ducked for cover. It wasn't until later that I learned that what I had seen was a cold-blooded murder streaming across my Twitter feed. Read More

  • Planned Parenthood tops Twitter trends

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, July 15, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Christians took to social media en masse when news broke Tuesday (July 14) that Planned Parenthood allegedly sold baby parts gained through partial birth abortions.

    The hashtag #PlannedParenthood trended in the top three nationally July 14, social media expert Marty Duren said, with the online analytics site Topsy.com noting more than 57,000 tweets using the hashtag between Tuesday morning and midday Wednesday. That total does not include tweets on the same subject that did not employ the hashtag. Read More

  • Social media: hashtag dos & don'ts for churches

    by Chris Martin & Marty Duren, posted Friday, April 17, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The hashtag (or # symbol) has become vital for online communication over the last few years. Church and ministry leaders can use it to better engage their target audience and bring a Christian perspective to popular topics on social media. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: The church & social media

    by Darrel Girardier, posted Tuesday, February 24, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Church digital strategy director Darrel Girardier believes "the church is in a position for God to use social networking for some amazing things." But, among his suggestions, "We need to stop tweeting that our worship band 'rocks'" and "Don't argue online. No one wins and we all lose when we argue online." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: #ThankYouGod

    by Diana Davis, posted Wednesday, November 12, 2014 (3 years ago)

    Diana Davis offers this Thanksgiving idea: Ask church members to provide photos & use social media to say #ThankYouGod. Read More

  • Baptist communicators relay ideas, advice

    by Sharon Mager, posted Tuesday, October 07, 2014 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Tapping the popular "TED Talks" format, Baptist communication and public relations professionals shared their experiences and counsel in a first-ever Fall Forum originating from the Southern Baptist Convention Building in Nashville. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Social media do's & don'ts

    by Susie Hawkins, posted Monday, September 22, 2014 (3 years ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- Social media has radically altered the cultural landscape. As ministry wives, we have an unparalleled opportunity via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. to contribute to the good of our church, family and community. But as in everything, social media also can cause great harm. Read More