Digital Lenten Spiritual Discipline

These days, one of the most popular ways to connect with others via social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat) is by sharing meaningful photos. The Church has caught onto this trend with themed photo challenges. One of the most widely-known challenges is from the United Methodist Church’s With the rise in photo-sharing popularity, other organizations, denominations, and even individual congregations have created their own “photo challenges” for Lent and Advent. Each challenge usually assigns a word and Scripture passage to a day in the season, and tasks the participant with seeking out an image that fits the word. When shared, participants are encouraged to use the hashtags provided by the facilitating organization. When a participant clicks the hashtag (e.g. #pictureLent, #Lent2015), all hash-tagged posts appear together. Continue reading

Favorite Facebook Groups for Christian Education

There are manfacebook_like_thumb mediumy fine Facebook Groups connecting those doing Christian education in churches and other settings. Here are links to some of my favorites:


Church Educators

Big Ideas in Youth Ministry

These all have the potential of ecumenical conversation. There are also groups that are specific for denominations, schools, and different roles, such as certified educators or doctoral students.

What are some of your favorites?