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If I Unfollowed You On Twitter

I unloaded many followers today, and, some will be unhappy about it. I will not. Over the last few years, throughout all of this blogging mess, the celebrity preacher thing has just made me nauseous. I don’t want to be nauseous. Life is too short to beg people to follow you, and I’m not going […]

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Phil Johnson Returns?

Back in June 2012, the Christian blogosphere community was…well, some groups within were….shocked to hear this announcement by Pyromaniacs founder Phil Johnson: So: (gladly, with no reluctance whatsoever) I’m officially retiring from blogging, social media, and every other activity that intrudes on things that ought to be the real priorities in the final two decades […]

2012 Presidential Election: Politics & Social Media

Here’s an amazing info graphic of how politics and the massive use of social media are affecting one another. Anyone with a Facebook or Twitter account has probably noticed an increase in the number of political postings over the past few years. This is due, in part, to the explosive rise in social media outlets […]

70% Of Obama’s Twitter Followers Are Fake

Who’da thunk it? (USA TODAY) President Obama’s Twitter account has 18.8 million followers — but more than half of them really don’t exist, according to reports. A new Web tool has determined that 70% of Obama’s crowd includes “fake followers,” The New York Times reports in a story about how Twitter followers can be purchased. […]

The Sad Side of ‘The Best of Twitter’

No, you’re probably not going to want to hear this, but…. There is a list out, and it’s growing. It’s a list of the ‘The Best of the Christian Twittersphere’ and you can vote on your favorite, most edifying twitterer. Edifying, that is, in your opinion. This is a simple blog post by Nathan W. […]

4 Twitter Follow Rules for Pastors

Don’t follow the opposite sex. I stopped following women unless related to me or on staff. The ability to DM can be misused. I don’t trust myself. Don’t follow anyone underage. When teens from church follow me, I don’t follow back. That kind of direct contact can be misconstrued. Don’t follow those who vehemently disrespect […]

Social Media & Ecclesiastical Honor

Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves – Philippians 2:3 The Apostle Paul has been called the humble cross-bearer. How anyone could read his journeys and experiences while carrying the Gospel to nations, with all of his sufferings and persecution in the […]

5 Reasons No One Will Rebuke John MacArthur

A man who teaches alternate means of salvation, as John MacArthur does, and who is as influential within the Church as he is, deserves not only our prayers, but a good kick in the doctrine (in love) by men who are jealous for the glory of God. Here are 5 reasons I believe men (read-celebrity/conference […]

October 20

The Abuse of Matthew 18:15

In the blogosphere and social media, without question one of the most hurled passages of Scripture in regards to controversy over public behavior or teaching is Matthew 18:15. This passage seems to be abused as often as “Judge not…”. The passage itself reads: “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, […]

Twitter Highlights (10/2/11)

Tweets from the past week from @joeltaylor_ posted: Enslaved By A Phone http://j.mp/n3HgLa posted: Top Ten Reasons Not to Join A Reformed Baptist Church http://j.mp/oaVpnv I’m constantly amazed how chickens know the exact size of egg to put out in order to fit PRE-made Styrofoam containers. Blows my mind. posted: Why I Reject Infant Baptism As A Biblical […]

Mark Driscoll Explains the Warlock Thing

Pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill apparently has decided to explain his tweet about the converted warlock. In said explanation he tells us: I told him that it seemed to me that Jesus saved his life and his soul, and that Jesus spoke to him personally. Simply, I was blown away at the evidence of […]

Twitter Highlights (9/25/11)

Tweets from the past week from @joeltaylor_ A Puritan’s prayer – Man’s Great End http://j.mp/pqmP6C If you get tired of hearing about the blood of Christ, you’ve not yet realized that you can’t save yourself. Baptist Pastor vs New Calvinism http://j.mp/pZOXIK Dear weatherman, I think a “30% chance of rain” is a way of saying “a […]

Progress, Technology & the Producers of Aimlessness

The regular act of applied science is to introduce into labor a labor-saving device or a machine. Whether this is a benefit depends on how far it is advisable to save the labor. The philosophy of applied science is generally quite sure that the saving of labor is pure gain, and that the more of […]

Evolution Refuted

From Answers in Genesis: Evolution Refuted, posted with vodpod HT

Food for Thought: Fame Over Truth

Don’t deny it. When it comes to social media, it’s not the truth you speak, as much as it is who you are. How much truth have you tweeted? Much, I imagine. Much to be praised and ‘Amen’ d. Much truth you’ve tweeted that should convict, cause us to think and, by God’s mercy and […]

G+ vs FaceBook vs Twitter

No competition. How long did it take Twitter to reach 20 million users? How about Facebook? Are you G+ yet?     HT: Lane Chaplin

Rethinking Social Media

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. – Philippians 2:5-7 We are to have […]

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