Dude Perfect star Tyler Toney shares testimony of redemption in latest ‘I Am Second’ video
NASHVILLE (BP) – With more than 50 million subscribers, YouTube sensation Dude Perfect is one of the most notable names in social media entertainment.
FIRST-PERSON: Two ways to make digital activism better
NASHVILLE (BP) – According to Pew Research Center, 80 percent of Americans say social media platforms are effective for raising public awareness about political or social issues, and over half have also been civically engaged on social media in recent years. Social media can be a powerful tool when harnessed with wisdom as we seek to influence change and address grave issues of injustice throughout our world.
FIRST-PERSON: 4 social media shifts the church should know about
NASHVILLE (BP) – The internet is changing again. And that is bad news for the churches that are already lagging behind on social media platforms. But it also creates an opportunity to leapfrog the era that is going by the wayside and start engaging a medium that has drastically influenced our culture (and our pews) more than we may have imagined.
Pruitt sees an opportunity to reach Gen Z
NASHVILLE (BP) – Shane Pruitt, national Next Gen director for the North American Mission Board (NAMB), says churches now more than ever have the opportunity to step into the brokenness of Generation Z with the hope of the Gospel.
Yelp’s disclaimer concerning pregnancy support centers questioned
NASHVILLE (BP) – The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission expressed its objections Thursday to a new policy by the website Yelp that the Southern Baptist entity said casts doubt on the medical qualifications of pregnancy resource centers.
FIRST-PERSON: 6 ways social media affects your ministry and how to steward it well
DALLAS (BP) – Social media has fundamentally changed the way we communicate with one another. Thoughts are broadcast to followers in a matter of seconds, generating quick public criticism or praise.
New online course gives Christians social media roadmap
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – Words and information can be spread around the world in an instant. The adage that a lie travels faster than truth has never been more apparent. For Christians, this fact presents both an incredible opportunity and an important quandary. With the click of a button, the Gospel can reach millions, but so can heresy, slander or even a mistaken, bumbling phrase.
FIRST-PERSON: How the social internet is making our teenagers anxious
Do you remember what it felt like to walk the hallways of high school between classes or sit at the lunch table?
ERLC’s Thacker: Christians need to respond to social media issues
NASHVILLE (BP) – The recent revelations of troubling policies and practices at Facebook demonstrate Christians should continue to seek to influence social media companies and to address related issues in a biblically sound manner, said a Southern Baptist technology ethicist.
Facebook shutdown leaves churches looking for other options
As the world reacted to a nearly six-hour shutdown of Facebook and Instagram last Monday, Southern Baptist churches who use the platforms are considering how they would respond to a potential future shutdown on a Sunday.