Posts Tagged ‘community’

15Sep

7 digital realities Christians can’t afford to ignore any longer

wake up call for Christians, Christians online, Christians and social networking, Christians on Facebook, Christians on Twitter, digital evangelism, digital outreach, Greg Laurieby Toni Birdsong
With images of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 fresh in our minds, we must never forget that Satan is still the world’s #1 terrorist at large. Evil wasn’t killed by U.S. Navy Seals in a secret compound in Pakistan. He is feasting on our fear and planning his next strike against our souls and the souls of those we love. Now more than ever, the Church is called to a digital awareness, to get a plan, and to get in the game.

Here are 7 cultural realities of technology we can’t ignore:

  1. Satan is a terrorist. He understands the power of social networks as channels of unprecedented influence. So he logs on each day to destroy and divide with words, images, threats, perversions, and bizarre ideologies that get shared globally. He goes where hearts congregate. Will you stand up like David with a sling and a stone and tell Goliath you’ve come to take back the land in the name of the Lord? (1 Sam. 17:1-50)
  2. This generation is commanded to lead the next [online]. Christians who are Digital Immigrants (those over 30) are called to biblically “raise up” the next generation of Christians who are Christian Digital Natives (those born with iPods in their hands). Technology minus a firm commitment to godly discipleship is sure disaster for the future of the church and a forfeit of Kingdom influence and mission here on earth. (Deut. 6:1-2, 2 Thess. 2:14-15)
  3. Culture is winning. Look around. The voice of the Lord (His Church) has become a mere whisper on television, radio, publishing and the web. Values of family, relationship, life, marriage, purity, service, and community are being aggressively pursued—for extinction. Will you be part of God’s commandment to influence culture for His eternal Kingdom or will you throw up your hands and let culture influence (and silence) you? (Rom. 12:2, Rom. 1:26, Rom. 2:1)

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10Dec

potluck friday: 5 fab women to follow

It’s potluck Friday and once again we’re keeping it simple . . . real simple. Just like last week, this list could go on for a mile (and last week it did because of all of you!) We are going to get it started by sharing the scoop on five women who inspire us and many others daily online.

Then it’s your turn to add your #FF favs in the comment section.

By the end of the day, our mutual communities will be loaded with more light and more glory directed heavenward simply by believers uniting online. If you use the Follow Friday hashtag (#) effectively, this is a great way to build a targeted community that you can trust, learn from, and with whom you can swap resources and knowledge.

We know the #FF is a Twitter thing, but we selected peeps you will be able to find in many places. We highly recommend you friend them on Facebook, “like” their fan pages, drop by to comment on their blogs or check out their websites. You’ll be blessed.

Here we go…


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