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Why don’t we have a Twitter tag for what God is doing?

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What would it look like if the whole world was on Twitter and everyone has Twitter tag for what God is doing?

Maybe #YHWH? #INRI? #AO?

I was thinking today about the fact that God’s word to us is Good News.

God is good.

And what he is doing is news.

And news is always new

Since I left the news industry to follow my call into ministry a couple months ago, I’ve marveled at the fact that I haven’t cared to actively seek out professional news of the TV, radio, newspaper or web variety.

My reasoning is: If it’s important enough, someone will tell me about it.

One of the ways I’ve kept up is through Twitscoop, a real-time tag cloud/memetracker of what people are talking about now.

The gospel writers offered the world a “#God #Jesus #miracle” tag cloud of witness of past and present and future that changed history forever.

With all the social media tools we have, what’s stopping the whole of the Christian world, billions of us, from sowing a Christ meme like that today?

In first century BC, people lived so connectedly in their villages, that news — such as the Samaritan woman’s encounter with Jesus — spread like wildfire. And hundreds, perhaps thousands, were saved.

Everyone knew her. So her story hit critical mass.

But for that news to break out of her network, for that news to change the world, someone has to connect those miracle encounters to what is happening in every village, in every city, everywhere at the same time.

I wonder how many folks don’t believe Christianity is true because they don’t hear enough about what God has done.

Not “how you can be saved.” That comes after.

But what God has actually done in the lives of people. Now.

What say you?

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Written by NickCharalambous

December 4, 2008 at 11:09 am

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  1. That might make me want to twitter. šŸ™‚

    Heidi

    December 5, 2008 at 9:12 am

  2. Nick – I’ve appreciated hearing your views on Tony Steward’s blog.

    I totally track with you that people need to hear what God is up to! Every one of us has a story to tell, and it needs to be told. We aren’t supposed to hide our lights under a basket…

    Our church has a MyStory page on our website (http://www.suncrest.org) for people to share their stories that is referenced from our home page. The thinking is – this gives people hope. If someone unconnected to Jesus happens upon our website, they can easily see stories of people just like themselves that God loves and welcomes. Stories of hope – I think that’s what they are looking for, they just haven’t realized that Jesus is the source. We need to share Him more.

    Mary Beth

    December 5, 2008 at 4:18 pm

  3. Ah man, you totally got me on this one. We really need to be proclaiming to believers and non-believers what God is doing in and around us.
    I gonna challenge everyone this week at our church to do this more and more.
    Great post.

    Patrick Moore

    December 8, 2008 at 12:02 pm


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