Shortly after Elon Musk officially took charge of Twitter last month, Jonathan Greenblatt, head of the Anti-Defamation League, joined a group of civil rights advocates for a meeting with the newly minted social media mogul. Among advocates’ chief concerns: that Musk, a self-declared “free speech
Greg Locke, a Tennessee pastor known for his viral videos about COVID-19, election conspiracies and witchcraft, claims another social media giant has given him the boot. A Donald Trump supporter who has been featured at Christian nationalist events such as America’s Revival and disgraced former
As Twitter’s new owner bumbles along and risks destroying the very network he just purchased for $44 billion, we thought we’d take a look at why this matters — even to people not on Twitter. In this issue of A Public Witness, we look at
Lauren Graeber contemplates a pattern she has noticed: when writing on social media as a spiritual practice she is not talking about God as much by name. Is it possible that using explicitly Christian language is sometimes a barrier to inviting folks to engage with
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.
I normally like to see "Follower of Jesus" on someone's Twitter profile. Lately, however, I'm reluctant to scroll down for fear that this same follower has cussed out a politician on the social media platform or tweeted nasty things at a person they disagree with.
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.