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  • Sharing the gospel and new media: Series introduction

    Nov 11, 2015 | New Media Project

    By Nick Buck | The word “gospel” is an Old English term for “good news,” which is literally the meaning of the Greek word euangelion. The Second Testament begins with multiple versions of this good news, each written from a different community and perspective. At the center of the Christian story is the good news, the gospel, of Jesus Christ. In no uncertain terms Jesus’ followers are called to share this good news with the world.

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  • Social media beyond Facebook and Twitter

    Oct 14, 2014 |

    By Verity A. Jones | It’s fun to lead a workshop full of religion people who know all they want to know about Facebook and Twitter and are ready to discuss other platforms. The reality of the religion world (churches and organizations) is that every audience I’ve met includes people who use flip phones and avoid Facebook, as well as folks who are Tweeting what I say as I say it.

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  • Community formation and social media: Resources

    Sep 30, 2014 | New Media Project

    By Kenetha J. Stanton | Over the course of this series, we have taken a look at community formation and social media through the lenses of community planting, identity formation, conflict, healing, and nurture via the thoughtful reflections of writers from a wide variety of backgrounds. These reflections included aspects of communities that exist solely online and those that are a blend of online and offline interaction.

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  • Community formation and social media: Nurturing one another online

    Sep 16, 2014 | New Media Project

    By Lisa Marchal | About seven years ago, I returned from nine months abroad doing coursework for professional enrichment. When I returned from this extraordinary experience, I was changed. I was also worried and rudderless. I had given up years of parsonage life to take this early-career detour, so I was essentially homeless.

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  • Community formation and social media: Four principles for nurturing community

    Sep 02, 2014 | New Media Project

    By Jim Rice | Years ago, I was a member of an intentional Christian community in what was then a poor inner-city neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Community members met regularly to worship, discern and process community decisions, share meals, and sometimes just have fun together. At times the conversations among us were difficult and challenging, especially when conflicts or serious disagreements arose.

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