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FIRST-PERSON: Wisdom for when to stay quiet
Michael Kelley notes that the Bible conveys wisdom "in keeping your mouth shut. Certainly not all the time, but certainly more than most of us do." A "quietness of speech," he notes, is "a part of growing as a disciple of Jesus." Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Your God-given influence
Don't be consumed by measuring your influence, Jessica Pigg writes. "If your focus is always on the 'bigger and better' … chances are you will miss the blessings that occur in your normal everyday life. Serve, love and make much of God and the person standing right in front of you," she counsels. Read More
New EC media policy addresses social media
NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Executive Committee has voted to update its media policy, prompted by the proliferation and ease of use of social media.
In addition to news media, the policy now encompasses any individuals in attendance at EC meetings, including Executive Committee members themselves. Read More
Facebook's alleged anti-conservative bias debatedNASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptist social media observers have expressed diverse reactions to allegations that Facebook "routinely suppressed" news of interest to conservative readers from the site's "trending" news section.
National Religious Broadcasters President Jerry Johnson said Facebook "must change if they want our trust and participation in their platform." Meanwhile, social media expert Marty Duren of LifeWay Christian Resources and digital strategist Darrel Girardier of the Nashville-area Brentwood Baptist Church said Christians desiring to stay informed should not rely on Facebook as their sole news source. Read More
Should we watch murders on social media?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 trendsNASHVILLE (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 churchesNASHVILLE (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
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
Diana Davis offers this Thanksgiving idea: Ask church members to provide photos & use social media to say #ThankYouGod. Read More
Baptist communicators relay ideas, adviceNASHVILLE (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