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  • Are conservative voices being silenced by Twitter?

    January 15 2018 by Grace Thornton, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Are conservative voices being silenced by Twitter?

    Social media platform Twitter may be trying to reshape the online narrative by editing out conservative voices, a new undercover video released by Project Veritas alleges. The video appears to show current and former Twitter engineers explaining how they “downrank” some users and make others totally invisible if they don’t like what they are saying.

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  • Most churches offer Wi-Fi but skip Twitter, study says

    January 12 2018 by Bob Smietana, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    Most churches offer Wi-Fi but skip Twitter, study says

    Going to church for some can be a bit like hanging out at Starbucks. The coffee’s hot, the people are friendly, and the Wi-Fi is almost always free. Seven in 10 Protestant churches (68 percent) provide Wi-Fi for both guests and staff, according to a survey of Protestant senior pastors.

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  • GuideStone summit to tackle cybersecurity, sexual abuse

    January 5 2018 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    GuideStone summit to tackle cybersecurity, sexual abuse

    Cybersecurity and sexual abuse in the church will be among the topics discussed by key ministry decision makers, along with human resources professionals and financial officers of churches and ministries, during GuideStone Financial Resources’ second annual Employee Benefits Summit.

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  • Longest-frozen-embryo baby ‘from the Lord,’ mother says

    December 21 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Longest-frozen-embryo baby ‘from the Lord,’ mother says

    A 26-year-old mother gives all credit to the Lord after she gave birth to a baby girl from a donated embryo frozen more than 24 years, considered a record in cryopreservation births. “People say it’s science. No, I say it’s purely the Lord,” Tina Gibson told the NBC affiliate WBIR.

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  • Expert: Social media causes depression, anxiety

    November 17 2017 by Kiley Crossland, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Expert: Social media causes depression, anxiety

    A Colorado research professor proposed a hypothesis to explain the unprecedented rates of depression and anxiety in the post-millennial generation: dwindling social cues. Scott Stanley said decreases in the reliability of information about relationships may be exacerbating mental and emotional issues in today’s teens and young adults.

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  • To tweet or not to tweet: Who gets to say?

    November 16 2017 by Bonnie Pritchett, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    To tweet or not to tweet: Who gets to say?

    A liberal advocacy group in Wisconsin is asking a federal court to declare the Twitter accounts of three state representatives “designated public forums.” As such, blocking access to the accounts is unconstitutional, the group argues. The lawsuit is the second such case filed this year demanding unfettered access on elected officials’ Twitter accounts.

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  • Protecting children from porn called ‘daily war’

    November 9 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Protecting children from porn called ‘daily war’

    Churches and parents must model and emphasize a godly respect for human sexuality to protect children from the pervasive and savvy culture of pornography, speakers in a religious webinar addressing the subject said. No longer adequate are the internet filters parents have relied on to prevent exposure to pornography, said Dean Inserra.

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  • Facebook’s First Amendment chokehold

    November 2 2017 by Bonnie Pritchett, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Facebook’s First Amendment chokehold

    Facebook shut down two Christian ministry pages in October, without warning or explanation, renewing fears about the social media giant’s ability to control access to an important corner of today’s public square. A Facebook media representative said due to privacy issues she could not discuss details about the company’s actions.

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  • Apple removes pro-life prayer app

    October 25 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 1 comments
    Apple removes pro-life prayer app

    Tech giant Apple removed a pro-life prayer app from its App Store following backlash from pro-abortion advocates, another example of bias against Christian groups. Human Coalition’s app, still available on the Google Play Store, displays a list of prayer requests, such as, “Someone considering abortion in Dallas, Texas.”

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  • Parents and kids can’t turn off the TV or phone

    October 25 2017 by Lynde Langdon, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Parents and kids can’t turn off the TV or phone

    When it comes to screen time, many parents are ignoring pediatricians’ recommendations, a study released Thursday by Common Sense Media found. The survey looked at media use habits among children ages 0-8 and found several alarming statistics.

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  • Twitter suspends, reinstates pro-life campaign ad

    October 12 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Twitter suspends, reinstates pro-life campaign ad

    Twitter’s day-long suspension of a campaign ad by U.S. Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn over its pro-life content has left social media users discussing the microblogging site’s free speech policies. Among evangelicals, some claimed calculated censorship of anti-abortion views while others wondered whether the move was an unintended consequence of ill-defined Twitter policies.

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  • Social-media coaching now available from LifeWay

    October 10 2017 by Aaron Wilson, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Social-media coaching now available from LifeWay

    LifeWay Christian Resources recently launched an online coaching service to help Christians manage social media and other digital platforms from a biblical perspective. This subscription-based service, known as LifeWay Social, is designed for churches, nonprofits and individuals who want to discover more effective ways of using social media to grow God’s kingdom.

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  • Mohler’s The Briefing tackles cultural questions

    September 26 2017 by Zachary Ball and RuthAnne Irvin, SBTS | with 0 comments
    Mohler’s The Briefing tackles cultural questions

    He could just as likely be in Louisville, Ky., or somewhere in Germany. But no matter the time or place, R. Albert Mohler Jr. records The Briefing five days a week. And that reliability has paid off for the president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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  • iPad apps used to ‘round out’ worship team

    August 11 2017 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    iPad apps used to ‘round out’ worship team

    For churches with worship bands, finding and keeping enough trained musicians to play all the instruments can be a struggle, said Darryl Ferrington, a music professor at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. But he’s found the use of iPads and apps to be a way to fill in the gaps.

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  • Teen Internet addiction cited as growing concern

    July 24 2017 by Daniel Woodman, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Teen Internet addiction cited as growing concern

    Gateway Seminary professor Paul Kelly had a friend who once became so addicted to online gaming that he would ignore his family and friends so he could play more games on the Internet. His desire became so severe that he began failing classes and stole from his family to support his habit.

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