With almost 250 million Christians in the United States, most part of churches that observe Lent, there are millions of people observing Ash Wednesday today. For any not familiar, Lent is a 40-day period of reflection, repentance, moderation, spiritual discipline and fasting. Followers usually sacrifice something for this period. People that I’ve spoken with today noted that they were giving up candy, sweets, junk food or soda pop. So how does social media fit into this picture? Continue reading
Social media even makes its way into holy places. A new story in the Newberg Graphic talked about how several local churches and ministers are using Facebook as a way to connect with their members, and extend their reach. One minister, Calvary Chapel pastor Tom Fuller, said that he has connected with people all over the world through Facebook without leaving the area. His church’s account has almost 1,600 friends, about 20 times as many people as show up for the typical Sunday sermon, and the church’s group has 544 members and a page with 50 likes.