Are you snapping your teens? A case for Snapchat in church.

Are you snapping your teens? A case for Snapchat in church.

My passion, my ministry as a deacon, is helping churches to leverage technology to the glory of God. One of the promises of social media is that it allows us to meet people where they are, both literally and figuratively. Some of the people, particularly teens, are on Snapchat. The fun, casual nature of Snapchat lets you build the kind of intimate relationships people claim can never happen online. These sorts of relationships are the kind that churches greatly desire within their communities and with God.

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A Theological Argument for Net Neutrality

A Theological Argument for Net Neutrality

Honoring the Poor by Giving them a Voice We often interpret the "Body of Christ" passage as meaning "everyone has a role" in the Kindom of God, but when I read it, I take it to mean "everyone should have equal access to the Kindom of God." "Those members we think less...

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Rev. Wil Ranney

Rev. Wil Ranney

Digital Minister

I am a Ordained Deacon in the United Methodist Church who specializes in technology ministry. I help churches, pastors, and social entrepreneurs to leverage the Holy Spirit through techniques pioneered by internet startups. more info

The Inclining Church

The Inclining Church

Social Capital: the capacity an average person has to organize into groups, giving that person the power to accomplish social change. The decline of the Church in the developed world has been debated ad nauseam. Many are quick to point out that their "global" church...

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Luther Pressed On

Luther Pressed On

Viral: when the transmission of a message takes on a life of its own, spanning far beyond the reach of the original sender. In 1455, Johannes Gutenberg produced 200 illustrated Bibles in Latin, using his now famous printing press. He didn't invent the press or movable...

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