I left LA over a year and a half ago. I left the internet for a year to focus on getting a permanent job. I came back to social media after the year was over but have only recently started blogging and posting videos again.

I am in a new city (Portland), in a new denomination (UMC), and in a new position (solo pastor).

Last year, I taught in 2 evangelical seminaries and attended a different church most weekends. I learned a lot through this process and next week I wanted to share some insights for your consideration. I will post 3 topics next week:

  • What I learned about social media.
  • What I learned about education.
  • What I learned about evangelicals.

 

Social Media:

Things have really changed in the past 3 years.

Twitter is nearly unrecognizable.

Social media volume is at 11 and surges every 3-4 days.

 

Education:

Money is the lead dog – but technology is dominant.

Education is a product and students are customers.

Professors are nervous.

 

Evangelicals:

They are really into the Bible.

They use coded language.

LGBTQ issues both terrify and annoy them.

They can smell danger.

They don’t get Critical Theory even a little bit.

 

I am really looking forward to this mini-series. Let me know if there are any other topics I should reflect on.

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