Seven-year-old Kathleen Edward of Trenton, Mich., U.S.A., was dying of Huntington’s disease, a degenerative brain disorder that also killed her mother. But to make an already difficult situation worse, she and her family were being taunted by a couple of neighbours who had a feud with them. Among other things, these neighbours posted grim photos of Kathleen on Facebook, including one that showed … [Read more...]
Social news websites make collective kindness possible—and relatively easy.
July 25, 2012 by Kristin Fryer Leave a Comment
Through Twitter, we can inspire, challenge and impact others with the message of Christ.
June 12, 2012 by Captain Mark Braye Leave a Comment
Preach the Gospel at all times. When necessary, use Twitter. Twitter burst onto the global scene in 2006. Created by Jack Dorsey, Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service. It allows users to write, send and read posts of text of up to 140 characters. These messages are known as “tweets.” Photos and links to videos and other websites can be tweeted as well. There … [Read more...]
Before we accomplish great things for God, we need to focus on our own spiritual health.
April 20, 2012 by Major Danielle Strickland Leave a Comment
Dawson Trotman, founder of the Navigators discipleship program, used a slogan to fuel his movement: Think big. Start small. Go deep. It’s something I read very early in my ministry and it resonated within me. The problem I’ve discovered in most people’s lives is not their inability to dream or to envision—we’ve got vision statements and dreamers aplenty. The real crunch happens when our … [Read more...]
Robert McFarlane, chief financial officer of TELUS, says giving back makes for happy employees
September 27, 2011 Interview with Robert McFarlane Leave a Comment
Robert McFarlane is the chief financial officer and executive vice president of TELUS Communications Inc. and TELUS Corporation. He has a bachelor of commerce degree from Queen’s University and a master of business administration degree from the University of Western Ontario. He serves as a member of The Salvation Army’s National Advisory Board and the Vancouver Advisory Board. McFarlane … [Read more...]
Social Issues Committee meets in Winnipeg to discuss social issues arising from the use of social media.
September 22, 2011 by Captain Bramwell Pearce Leave a Comment
On September 16-17, members of the territory’s Social Issues Committee met in Winnipeg to discuss social issues arising from the use of new forms of technology and how the Army should respond. Saturday’s two presentations and discussions were timely given the explosion of new media in the last decade. The first to present was Nancy Turley, territorial abuse advisor, who shared how social … [Read more...]
Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn have created a whole new way of relating. Is online networking a helpful tool for Christians?
June 2, 2011 by Carson Samson and Major Randy Hicks 2 Comments
YES. The Church must go where the people are, including online. Social media holds tremendous opportunities for spreading the gospel and nurturing the saints. BY CARSON SAMSON Remember back in 2008, when we used Facebook to track down old flames and high school teammates? Or reconnected with friends no longer tied to our everyday lives—like our parents for instance? People don’t use social … [Read more...]
Has Facebook changed the world for the better?
March 3, 2011 by Lieutenant Robert Jeffrey 7 Comments
North Americans have embraced Facebook. We love to update our statuses, accept and seek out new “friends,” check out each other’s family pictures and keep in touch with people we haven’t seen since Grade 4. Chances are, even while you’re reading this on your computer, you have a second Internet window open to your Facebook profile, waiting excitedly for the next red indicator to pop … [Read more...]
As a social researcher, Andrew Grenville offers critical insight about the public’s perception of The Salvation Army
August 4, 2010 Interview with Andrew Grenville 15 Comments
A member of The Salvation Army’s National Advisory Board, Andrew Grenville works as the chief research officer of Vision Critical (Angus Reid Public Opinion). A 20-year research veteran, Grenville leads ARS in the development of innovative and informative analytics and approaches to research. He is the author of numerous research products and measurement scales with applications in a wide range … [Read more...]
Is Facebook something of a parabolic picture of what we are aiming for in the kingdom of God?
October 16, 2009 by Major Julie Slous, D.Min. Leave a Comment
About three years ago, I made a decision that would have significant impact upon my life. I joined Facebook! Now, did I do this because of a longing for social connectivity or even a desire to enhance my ability to link up with old friends? No, although these would have all been good reasons. So I will make my confession now! I did this primarily because I recognized it was a great way to … [Read more...]
Army connects through social networking sites
October 6, 2009 by Linda Leigh Leave a Comment
According to Mark Laver of Ipsos Reid, online social networks, such as Twitter and Facebook, are visited more often than personal e-mails are read. They have become the communications tools of the 21st century. While the social networking phenomenon is a big hit with the younger generation, older members of the population are also actively engaged. Canadians are spending more than one-third of … [Read more...]