Facebook is seeking increased engagement with American religious communities. In this edition of A Public Witness we detail some major concerns of congregations uncritically accepting this friend invitation.
Facebook already asks for your thoughts. Now it wants your prayers. The social media giant has rolled out a new prayer request feature, a tool embraced by some religious leaders as a cutting-edge way to engage the faithful online. Others are eyeing it warily as
The 43-year-old husband and father didn’t believe that he actually would, but he knew even just saying so fell short of the Christian witness he wanted to bring to the world. His pastor at Franklin Crossroads Baptist Church in Cecilia, Ky., advised him to leave
What happens when the entire Serbian town of Morovica pulls together through hard times with the sole intention to help the needy? It all started with a Facebook group that was created with this name at the start of the pandemic.
One way we make churches more attractive to guests – literally -- is through curbside appeal: painting, landscaping, signage, and needed repairs. The same is true online with “webside appeal,” taking steps to make sure our online presence is enticing as well.
So many social media platforms exist today. It can be hard to know what platforms are worth our time and what platforms should be ignored. It is almost without question, however, that Facebook is worth a church’s attention as much as any social media platform.
A few days after New York State’s decision to revise its law governing abortions in order to align with federal law, a pastor wondered whether it would be productive to enter into an online conversation about such a highly charged topic. Here's what he learned.