tweet like Jesus
Learn about social media and find some good
More than half of Canadians ( 52 per cent) are active users of social media to either make their thoughts known on public policy issues or to learn more
about the issues in the first place, according to a new Ipsos Public Affairs
We’re not surprised. Canadians have
always ranked high on Internet usage
and social media engagement.
Many of our ministries and churches
are also using social media to reach their
audiences and further their missions.
All of us, whether new to social
media or experienced users, can rethink our approach and learn some emerging best practices. Our cover story helps meet both those needs.
And when you read this issue online, you’ll also benefit
from the ways the stories (and advertisements) can come
to life with video clips and helpful hyperlinks.
Some of the video clips are funny (“Bill, why are we up
a tree?”) and feature our authors giving helpful background
information (so that’s how Jim Beverley and John Stackhouse actually talk).
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For your summer reading pleasure, this issue also includes book recommendations submitted by a variety of
evangelical leaders from across the country. Peek over the
shoulders of Dave Toycen, Bill Fietje,
Marg Gibb and others to find something
to add to your own summer reading list.
This issue we finally get to welcome
onboard Stephen Bedard, our new associate editor. You’ll find a full-page
introduction to him on page 16. He has
made contributions throughout, but he
especially shines in the interview with
Leonard Sweet, putting our social media
use into a larger, gospel context.
Our favourite line from that interview is: “Jesus would
tweet, but not as the world tweets.”
So may you tweet like Jesus – and follow Him in every
way. Have a great summer! Ft
our favourite line
from that interview
is: “Jesus would
tweet, but not
as the world
BIll FlEDDERus of Hamilton, ont., and
KAREn stIllER of Port Perry, ont., are
senior editors at Faith Today.
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