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  • Encountering the good news in your newsfeed

    May 12, 2016 | New Media Project

    By Sister Julie Vieira | Billboards and signs are all around us! On my short 1.7 mile commute each day I pass by a stream of messages advertising everything from hamburgers to deals on car insurance. It’s not always easy to connect with each and every message but once in a while I hit upon one that is exactly what I need! (What? The International Cat Show here in Toledo??) Social media can sometimes feel like driving by billboard after billboard, sign after sign, message after message.

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  • Sharing the gospel and new media: #freethegospel

    Apr 05, 2016 | New Media Project

    By Keith Anderson | As a pastor my primary mission is to share the good news of God’s love in with as many people, in as many ways and in as many platforms as possible: church, coffee shops, pubs, the barber shop, and social media platforms from Facebook, YouTube, to Instagram. To borrow from John Wesley, I try to share the Gospel, “by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

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  • Sharing the gospel and new media: Prosperity posting

    Jan 28, 2016 | New Media Project

    By Patton Dodd | Facebook makes the rich look really rich. It makes the poor feel really poor. And any Facebook user who cares about the poor (whether in spirit or material things) ought to be considering how all this should shape their posting habits. Like many cultural developments, this one presents Christians of all kinds and ministers in particular with a predictable, age-old challenge: Be different.

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  • Sharing the gospel and new media: “Who does your use of new media say that I am?”

    Dec 10, 2015 | New Media Project

    By Nick Buck | In all three synoptic Gospels (Matthew 16:15, Mark 8:29, and Luke 9:20) Jesus is recorded asking his disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” Their answer is overflowing with meaning, stretching back into their ethnic, religious, and historical identity and forward into their eschatological hopes. If indeed the Gospel is the good news of Jesus Christ, the stakes in this question could not be higher.

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  • Sharing the gospel and new media: Series introduction

    Nov 11, 2015 | New Media Project

    By Nick Buck | The word “gospel” is an Old English term for “good news,” which is literally the meaning of the Greek word euangelion. The Second Testament begins with multiple versions of this good news, each written from a different community and perspective. At the center of the Christian story is the good news, the gospel, of Jesus Christ. In no uncertain terms Jesus’ followers are called to share this good news with the world.

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