Did you know you can read online reviews of your church How often have you talked about reaching people where they are and realized that much of the time, they are on the Internet We ve been living in a digital world for quite a while now Justin Wise speaks about social media as this generation s printing press a revolutionary technology that can spread the gospel fartDid you know you can read online reviews of your church How often have you talked about reaching people where they are and realized that much of the time, they are on the Internet We ve been living in a digital world for quite a while now Justin Wise speaks about social media as this generation s printing press a revolutionary technology that can spread the gospel farther and faster than we can imagine.It s time to take what we know and admit what we don t know and learn together how to move forward as the church Are you ready to think theologically about this digital age and reach people in a new way
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The Social Church has some great principles for interacting with new media as the church. The idea that new media is to our generation what the printing press is to Martin Luther is helpful. As well, his treatment of social media as a relational tool is well put and fair.Since this is a self-proclaimed theological treatment of new media, I do have a few theological concerns with how Justin Wise views kingdom work and what the role of the local church is. It would seem he almost views the local c [...]
This is not a social media "how-to" book. And it won't provide answers to your questions about social media. Its agenda is to convince church and ministry leaders that ignoring the cultural and communication change social media is ushering in is something that comes with great risk—the risk of being irrelevant. I'm in total agreement with this premise and conclusion.Written in a style that evokes Seth Godin, the author is in turn matter-of-fact, amusing, imploring, and quotable. Depending on y [...]
I enjoyed Wise's writing style. He is on to some good points and raises questions with which many churches need to wrestle. I wish he would have done some more of the theology work.
I have mixed feelings about the ideas presented in this book. Social Church's main idea is that churches must embrace the digital world to be able to speak to this new digitally native generation with the gospel of Christ. And I certainly agree with that. But the problems arise in how he got to this idea. Wise claims that this is a theology of digital communication but he has very little theology that is based on the scriptures. He basically says that since the great reformer Martin Luther used [...]
Being a millennial, the first portion of the book was quite a challenge to read through, because I could not really appreciate the dialogue of how the world was like before our modern day digital communications (at least not as well as the boomers). Yes I grew up with dial up internet and Compact Discs (CDs), but I felt that too many pages were committed to setting the stage for the primary substantives to come later. Initially I guessed that Justin Wise's primary audience was targeted at the la [...]
Solve problem between Christians, Muslims and Jewish in the worldHello,It is seen from Revelation chapter 17:7 as follows 17:7 And the angel said to me, Why were you surprised? I will make clear to you the secret of the woman, and of the beast on which she is seated, which has the seven heads and the ten horns. against which the entrance of the European parliament the secret of the woman, and of the beast on which she is seated and the same is reflected bad symbol against entire European Countri [...]
I wavered greatly in how to rate this book. There are beneficial aspects of this book, and there are parts that are lacking. I'll get to each in turn, but the deciding factor in my rating came when I glanced again at the cover of the book as it sat beside my computer. The subtitle of this book is "A theology of digital communication." One of my criticisms of this book is the lack of theology (telling people how to do church without consulting the Bible - is that a good idea?), so the subtitle ti [...]
In The Social Church, Justin Wise attempts to think theologically about social media in this new era of digital communication. He is uniquely qualified to write this as both a digital communications professional and a seminary graduate. I haven't seen many other books tackle this topic head-on and appreciate that Wise took the time to start what will hopefully be an ongoing discussion among church leaders.While I believe this book often overstates the importance of social media, I do think it do [...]
I feel that the first disclaimer I should make is that I am not, in fact, a Christian. That being said, The Social Church starts does not adequately plumb the depths of the significance social media. Wise has made a compelling argument regarding the necessity of expanding into social media. He provides many well reasoned arguments and insightful anecdotes with regards to a church needing to "keep up with the times" in regards to technology. However, he only broaches the subject in the context of [...]
If you’re a leader within your church, read this book. While social media is constantly changing, Justin Wise has written an evergreen book. He lays down a foundation of theology on which to build your organization’s communication strategy for years to come. Justin skillfully connects the present to the past (e.g Paul was using the latest technology when writing the epistles), while also contextualizing wisdom from contemporary thought leaders outside of the church (e.g Chris Brogan). He als [...]
Justin does a great job of helping you wrap you head around the world of social media and the church. This book is not about "how to" or "this is your next strategy for getting likes and comments on your posts" but it looks at the why of social media. He uses stories of his failures and success throughout the book for us to learn from and grow alongside him. It's a book that I'll read once through and then will definitely keep handy to go back over and read some of the notes and highlighted sect [...]
I won this book through GoodReads First Read program.I am 51 years old and am a member of Lutheran Church of Hope so I am familiar with Justin Wise. I am also familiar with the fear of using social media to the extent the younger generation does today. I have a Facebook page but have never used Twitter. Some of the things Justin talked about in his book were new to me. I think he is right in saying that social media is a huge change in our society that is here to stay. The use of the internet is [...]
This book has a lot of great information and insight, sadly it is not as scholarly as it could be. While the author maintains a light tone that is appreciated, his humor is sometimes lengthy when all the reader wants is to get to the point. I also felt there were several moments of theological/historical showboating, where the author describes well known church history, or theological issues, as though a reader of theological works wouldn't be familiar with them. This could be due to a fuzzy tar [...]
Justin Wise is a person and personality in communication leadership I have looked up to for many years now. Watching him on Twitter helped me improve how I used Twitter! His book, The Social Church, is unique in the respect of not being a how to, but being a why you should book and backing that up both with theology and communication theory. This makes the book highly unique in its kind. I highly recommend the book to senior pastors, youth and college pastors, and to social media peoples at chur [...]
This is a book about communication as a whole. A book about how digital and analog are no longer separate. A book the describes the principles as to why the church is responsible to it’s people and community by engaging them where there are.As a professional in marketing, with specialties in digital mediums, I found myself nodding my head yes, saying “hmm” and thinking “I’ve never thought about that,” all while reading The Social Church. Justin will challenge you. He will teach you. [...]
I was afraid when I saw this book that it would be filled with basic steps on how a pastor could set up a Twitter account or Facebook page. But this book leaves all those simple instructions out since there are already so many other resources where you can find that type of information.This book covers the core ideas about the relationship between religion and technology. The principles apply to every social network that already exists and every new one that will appear in the future. It's a gre [...]
If you work in the church in any context, this book is worth your time. In it, Justin makes the case - quite convincingly - for a totally new way of looking at Christianity as it fits into today's social, digitally-driven culture. You'll see that adopting a social approach to communicating the gospel message is not optional if you don't, you'll become irrelevant. Plain and simple. One of the best things about this book is that it takes away the scariness of jumping into social media as a church [...]
This is definitely a niche book, a niche I belong to- a minister who uses various forms of communication for Kingdom purposes. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of words used to compare various technologies throughout the history of the church with the advent of "new media". Justin Wise's writing style is entertaining and very tied to the greater purpose of the church. Encouraging. Thanks Justin!
Really helpful book for those in ministry, especially. Justin does a creative and clear job of connecting social media/digital communication to the past influences the church gas had on culture. Effectively combines mission, theology, and strategy. I'd recommend this to church leaders in just about any context.
If you're trying to figure out how to get a handle on social media -- this is a great place to start. It;s clear and easy to read. Encourages figuring out what you want to accomplish by coming up with "The Big Idea"which, of course, provide focus instead of going off blindly. I also appreciated looking at what to do through a theological lens.
It's not about the how of social media but the why. A very solid overview, though it felt a little scattered. See my full review on Church Marketing Sucks.
Moral of the story - use Social Media and don't ignore it. Have a strategy as wellI'm sure this would be helpful for church leaders.
Not really what I was expecting.
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Liked the book. Would definitely recommend for Christians who are looking for the biblical basis of using social media in the ministry of the church.
Excellent book!Read my review here