Thought Factory Podcast #107 || Social Media Part 4: Guidelines for This Social Game

In episode #107, we discussed how social media can be a guessing game when it comes to parents and their children’s use or youth worker and their students in a ministry context.  At times it can feel like we are at battle with each other, taking shots from opposing sides instead of playing this game […]

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Thought Factory Podcast #106 || Social Media Part 3: Digital Discipleship

In episode #106, hosts Jeff Eckart and Jayson Brewer interview Dr. Craig Detweiler.  Craig is a media professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA, filmmaker, and author of iGods: How Technology Shapes Our Spiritual and Social Lives. What does it mean to hand over a smartphone, a very powerful device, to an adolescent when there […]

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Thought Factory Podcast #105 || Social Media Part 2: Takes More Than Give

Episode #105 we interview Phil Joel from Zealand Worship.  Phil is the former bassist for the band Newsboys and he talks about his personal approach to social media as well as his current band’s approach to social media.  The automatic assumption these days is that if you’re going to have any presence in the world, […]

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Thought Factory Podcast #104 || Social Media Part 1: Symptoms on Display

In episode #104, we discussed social media affects all of us whether we like it or not. It’s not a fad or a trend, that will eventually go away like acid-washed jeans and jelly shoes.  What if we could get inside the minds of students to hear directly from them about what they think of […]

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Overpowering the Influence of the 2 Lies Media Promotes to Students

If you are in the business of working with students in youth ministry, you typically get (if you are lucky) 1% of their time in a typical week. And yet students are spending hours taking in media PER DAY. We are drastically outnumbered when it comes to the time that we have. And time is […]

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How To Simplify Social Media Part 3

If you missed Part 1, read it here. If you missed Part 2, read it here.   Happy New Year!   The start of 2016 brings our social media calendar year to about a quarter done. That means at this point we should be able to evaluate what we’ve been doing and see if the plan […]

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How to Simplify Your Social Media Part 2

If you missed Part 1, read it here. Now that you’ve figured out all of your content and started creating it (well you’ve at least thought about the content you want to create), you’ve definitely wanted to start thinking about the content you’re going post! It’s time to go through the next step that has […]

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How to Simplify Your Social Media

Social media is often one of those intangible areas of ministry. It’s hard to write down on a time sheet that you spent 3 hours this week on Facebook and have anyone take you seriously! At the same time, social media is an inescapable reality that we have to tackle at some point. At Never […]

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