The Simplified Gospel – Concept in 60

~The Simplified Gospel~
     So often, Christians over-complicate the gospel, making it hard to understand for someone who has never been exposed to it before. It is apparent all around us that people are searching, so it is up to us, as Christ-followers, to be able to put the gospel in a way that people can understand.

     Social media can be a great tool to do this if we make use of it. I have included in this video a few tweets that myself and my classmates were asked to make. Each tweet sums up the gospel in 140 characters or less.

The gospel is simple, easy, and available.        

May we never lose sight of this.

Taking, Making, and Faking: A Bioethics Issue

It’s the things you never think about.

You think they affect people far removed from you in a hospital five states away, but a day might come when they are closer to home than you would have ever thought.

What are these things I’m talking about, you might ask?

Anything that falls under the umbrella of bioethical issues.

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Social Media and the Rhetorical Situation

This project was a broad project focused on surveying three prolific users of social media with the intent of researching the persona they construct within their rhetorical situation.

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We All Know THAT Person – Don’t be THAT Person

I guarantee you know them.

That person who is always the first to chime in on the latest conflict on social media.

It might be your overly-political stepfather who still has the 2008 presidential election yard signs in his front yard.

It might be that co-worker who spends her whole lunch break commenting on Facebook posts.

It might be the kid in your class who thinks they have it ALL figured out, and makes sure that everyone knows it.

Or, worst of all….

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Addicted Unawares

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Take a good look at this picture.

Your first thought might be that one of these things is not like the others. But look again, and keep this picture in your mind as you read this post. Continue reading

Social Media Wheels: What It’s About

A page for my researched musings.

Currently, I am working on a project surveying Social Media and the Christian Life. This page is dedicated to my thoughts on various aspects of the multi-faceted world of social media, and how Christ-followers should handle said world.

Each post will be a reflection of a chapter in one of two books:

The New Media Frontier edited by John Mark Reynolds and Roger Overton

The Social Media Gospel by Meredith Gould

These posts will be informatory advice as to how those who are in Christ can use social media to better serve their Savior, the church, and other Christ-followers. I hope to explore the question: How can those who are in Christ take steps to reclaim a realm that is ravaged by sin and the effects thereof?

So I hope that the wheels in your brain turn as we go on this journey together to explore the world of social media. Feel free to comment, and read on.

~ CB