Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Facebook and Twitters and Blogs, Oh My!

The world is changing so fast, it’s almost impossible to keep up. Just as some people are coming around on cell phones, text messages and email, here comes a whole new wave of communication technologies.

Suddenly, pastors aren’t writing columns for the monthly newsletter, they’re blogging brief essays (or cool links) all week long. Churches don’t have directories, they have Facebook pages. And if you want to take it to a whole new level, Twitter let’s you keep up with people’s movements all day long.

And I’m doing my best to keep up, blogging a couple times a week (at, Twittering a couple times a day (at And when it comes to learning the names of our church people, nothing beats my personal or our church Facebook pages.

But it’s not about keeping up with technology. It’s about using every available means to accomplish God’s work. Blogging lets me teach in bite-size nuggets. Twitter will let me bring people along on my spiritual (and personal) journey. And Facebook gives us a great tool to create community in a high-speed and high-tech world.

So, if you’re still sitting on the shore, trying to get up the nerve to jump into the digital pool, come on in. The Twitter’s fine.

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