Church Discipline In A Social Media World?

I’ll get back to my series, “I Don’t Want To Be That Guy Who’s Pegged As Anti-Church, But…” in a day or two. Be patient with my detour, but there’s been a bit of a buzz in the realm of social media regarding church discipline.  I’ve been dwelling on it much.  For the most part, […]

Have You Ever "Made a Disciple" Online?

Ministry on the Internet.  Regardless of how you feel about it, it’s a virtual reality.  There are countless people who have online ministries.  Encouragement, Equipping, and Evangelism happen in the E-world.  I have written and read much on what I call Escipleship.  But, the question I have for you, is… Have you ever made a […]

Christianity's Sideways Hugging Social Media Church?

What’s a sideways hug?   You know, it’s that sort of hug that’s not fully engaging but still makes you spill your coffee.  It’s a “hug” where one displays affection to another by putting one arm around their shoulders, rather than both arms around them.  It’s usually to avoid temptation, send mixed signals, or cause discomfort, and in […]

Christian or Not, Do I have to care about how you feel?

This post has been refreshed and re-released from March 25, 2012.  Do I have to care about how you feel?  If I am speaking the truth in love, (Ephesians 4:15) even though it may upset or offend another, if I sternly correct  a point of error in someone’s doctrine, even though they might not like it, […]

Is Internet Church More Real Than Real Church? ~ #TweetingInChurch vs. #TweetingAsChurch

There’s a common hashtag for twitter #TweetingInChurch that is used to let others know what you’re tweeting while you’re “in” church.  But maybe, it should be #TweetingAsChurch to let others know what you’re tweeting “as” the church.   Is internet church more real than real church?  I suppose that depends on how you define church.  If church […]

E-phesians 4:11, E-ministry for E-quipping The Church Through Social Media?

~ And He gave some as E-postles, E-prophets, E-vangelists, E-pastors, and E-teachers  for the E-quipping of the saints for the work of service and E-difying the body of Christ. ~   Ephesians 4:11,12 E-Ministry to an E-generation? ~ “If Facebook were a physical nation, it would now be the third-most populous on earth.”[1]   If we included all […]

Must We Promote Ourselves to More Effectively Promote Christ?

I MUST INCREASE, so that He may increase! The reasoning goes something like this… If I know I have important things to say and I am going to get others to listen to me, then they have to want to listen to me.  In order for them to want to listen to me, I have to be […]