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Social Media & Technology

Social Media & Technology

J.D. Walt, Seedbed Sower in Chief begins a series of articles entitled, Social Wisdom for Social Media.

Is the printed word irrelevant? Should the church give up their old and worn out hand-me-down Bibles for the latest digital apps? The digital Bible market is growing by leaps and bounds. How will the church respond?

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “a picture is worth a thousands words.” We use images to communicate through ministry websites, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, PowerPoint presentations, etc. Incorporating high quality images in your ministry can really impact your target audience.  And the best part, it doesn’t have to cost you anything! There are many places to find free images on the Internet, but often finding one that you are allowed to use in your church service is another matter. Even if you can freely access it on a web page, it does not mean that you are able to freely use it in your own presentation or publication.    Here’s a great video explaining copyright    Now that you know the copyright rules, here are five great sources that provide images for your use. (Please bear in mind that even though many of these images are free and encourage use, they may be licensed […]

Confession: My biggest pet peeve is a BAD PowerPoint presentation. Have you ever sat through a church service or board meeting and watched a PowerPoint presentation but by the end of it, you had no idea what it was about? Between crazy sound effects, cheesy transitions, and hard-to-read-text the content can be totally lost. Mistakes are common, but now you have no excuse! So whether you use PowerPoint for worship or for added emphasis during a sermon or in a meeting, it’s time for an upgrade. I’m going to share a few tricks so you can create a more professional and dynamic presentation.    Mistake #1: Too much content on one slide THE FIX: Limit one point to each slide. Try to use as few as six words on each slide to sum up each point. A few powerful slides are much more effective than a ton of slides with too much information.    Mistake #2: […]

Competition.  That’s the name of the game.  From sports to business, competition is what produces good results and great products.  Apple Inc. just introduced a new resource that may be of interest to many people.  A few years ago, Amazon released an e-book reader named Kindle.  Most of us have heard about the Kindle and may even own one.  Kindle allows the reader to access the Amazon bookstore from multiple devices (computer, smartphone, Kindle), purchase and then download books, articles, documents and various other reading materials to the Kindle reader or its corresponding app.  With the introduction of the Kindle, the e-reader market has flourished.  Many other e-readers have flooded into the market.  Each one has their own unique characteristics as well as many of the characteristics that seem to be the common denominator among them all, like highlighting text, note-taking and saving the notes to an accessible file.  Each of […]

We've created a Twitter list with a diverse handful of Wesleyans. The list is small but dynamic, so more can be added at any time. Here's a great way to connect with those from a distinctly Wesleyan theological heritage.

In this week's Saturday Post, J.D. Walt continues his popular series, Social Wisdom for Social Media. Today he explores the issues and asks questions about the nature of online relationships, weak ties and strong ties and explores the relationship between thin connections and thick conversation. Lots of food for thought.

Greetings Seedbed readers, We wanted to take a moment and invite you into our social media conversation. As many of you know, we are committed...

Recently, Oprah Winfrey reopened her book club to the world online. Many remember that in the mid-1990’s, the Oprah Winfrey Show created a book...

So many blogs, books and marketing strategies have been written in the past decade about the weight that social media holds in our lives....

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