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  • Social media & teens: a way ‘to see what is happening’

    June 27 2018 by Morgan Collier, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Social media & teens: a way ‘to see what is happening’

    While social media often is seen as a bad thing, what if Instagram and YouTube could be used to reach the lost, nurture spiritual maturity and expand congregations? A pivotal outreach to today’s youth may start with an LED screen, with 95 percent of teenagers reportedly having a smartphone or access to …

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  • Connect316 leader resigns over ‘reprehensible’ Facebook post

    Alabama pastor Rick Patrick has resigned as the leader of Connect316, an organization advocating a “traditionalist” view of salvation, due to a Facebook post he subsequently acknowledged as “reprehensible and completely unworthy of Christ.”

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  • Online ‘trolls’ target Baptists

    February 26 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 2 comments
    Online ‘trolls’ target Baptists

    A recent news report about indictments against Russian propagandists for meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election indicated that social media accounts aimed at spreading disinformation (commonly called “trolls”) have been targeting Baptists in attempts to stoke dissension in America.

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  • Year in Review: BRnow.org readers name top stories of 2015

    December 30 2015 by Liz Tablazon, BR staff writer | with 0 comments
    Year in Review: BRnow.org readers name top stories of 2015

    The Jan. 2 edition of the Biblical Recorder outlines news highlights that defined 2015. Our readers chose many of the stories listed in our yearly review by sharing them on social media or viewing them at brnow.org. Last year a total of 6.9 million visitors depended on the website for news and information with a biblical worldview.

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  • Baptists among ‘top 75 religion bloggers’

    September 17 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baptists among ‘top 75 religion bloggers’

    At least 10 Southern Baptists are included on Newsmax’s list of the “top 75 religion bloggers” in America, with five appearing among the top 20. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. ranked second while Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore came in fourth on the Newsmax list.

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  • A social media survey is being conducted by the Communications Committee of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) Board of Directors.

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  • Lent 2.0: No Facebook, no Twitter

    March 4 2009 by Kelly Heyboer, Religion News Service | with 0 comments

    Most days you can find college sophomore Adan Farrah on his laptop checking in with his classmates, looking at photos and updating his personal page on Facebook. For the 19-year-old and many of his friends, the social networking site is something close to an obsession.

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  • Church trails digital age challenge

    October 24 2008 by Bob Allen | with 0 comments

    A mother and son were estranged. She demanded his password for a social-networking website to make sure he wasn't doing anything untoward. He refused because he felt it invaded his privacy. With such an impasse on his mind, Chris Hammon asked a group of fellow counselors what they were doing with pastoral-care issues related to social networking.

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