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How Your Church Can Avoid Social Media Conflict

Five principles to guide your church's online presence.

Last Reviewed: July 22, 2021
How Your Church Can Avoid Social Media Conflict

While preaching few years ago, a notable pastor made comments on homosexuality that were recorded and posted on the internet. Her comments went viral. Many viewers—Christians and non-Christians alike—acknowledged that while portions of the comments were in line with Scripture, the delivery was devoid of love and instead perpetuated hate and condemnation.

The pastor in question was forced to respond to the backlash on social media, and in turn, she experienced a wave of ramifications, including the loss of an appearance on a popular television show, the cancellation of a radio show, and even the stripping of an earned honor and award.

I watched the situation with this pastor unfold from the periphery and as an outsider, but with a great deal of interest. As I fellowshipped with church leaders and met with clients of mine who are pastors, this trending topic was a constant point ...

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  • April 27, 2017
  • Last Reviewed: July 22, 2021

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