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Social Media Church Podcast

Social Media Church is a podcast for conversations with church leaders about social media, website strategy, and online trends.
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Now displaying: March, 2013
Mar 26, 2013

On this episode, listen to DJ Chuang share the back story of how the Social Media Church podcast came into existence — how I decided on the content and program format, what are the technologies and software used, and my lessons learned.

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Selected Episodes

Top 5 Most Downloaded Episodes (to date)

  1. Justin Lathrop – Episode 3
  2. Terrace Crawford of Going Social – Episode 24
  3. Nathan Castleberry of Potential Church – Episode 8
  4. Scott Asai of Startup Church – Episode 28
  5. Value of Social Media Engagement – DJ Chuang – Episode 20
Mar 19, 2013

The Social Media Church podcast is a weekly conversation with church leaders about social media. On this episode, we break from the typical conversation and open the floor for host DJ Chuang to describe the key ingredients that go into making a podcast so you can think through the preparation for the podcast you should be producing.

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Connect with DJ Chuang at djchuang.com, on Twitter @djchuangfacebook.com/djchuang

my List of Christian podcasts that aren’t sermons

Results from a 2007 study conducted by The Barna Group showed that 38% of evangelicals and 31% of other born-again Christians had listened to a sermon or church teaching via podcasts

5 Podcast Ideas to Connect to an Online Audience

Facebook Groups: Online ministry & church practitionersSocial Media for Churches

Google+ Community: Social Media in the ChurchChurch Tech

Podcast Resources

Podcast Hosting

Podcasting Buzz

#aside Lon Solomon’s NOT A SERMON, JUST A THOUGHT sixty-second messages based on real-life issues, broadcast throughout the Washington D.C. metro area — [ed.note: and ought to setup a podcast feed to increase distribution]

Mar 12, 2013

Elwood Matthews is Online Pastor at Zion Church in the metro Washington DC area. Listen to this episode of Social Media Church to hear about how their church launched its iCampus, how they make it a meaningful online worship experience, and what they’re exploring next.

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Connect with Elwood Matthews on Twitter @elwoodmatthews

Mar 5, 2013

This episode of Social Media Church features a conversation with Dr. Tim Hutchings, currently a research fellow in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Open University and editor of the Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture. Tim discusses learnings and insights from rigorous academic research about online churches, what kind of people worship online, explores whether online relationships are real or not, and much much more.

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Connect with Dr. Tim Hutchings on Twitter @tim_hutchings

Participate in Tim’s current project, CyberBibles: New Media and Sacred Text. If you’ve tried using digital media to help you read the Bible, please fill out this survey – and encourage your friends to do the same. This survey is part of a new research project that aims to find out how digital media are changing Christian attitudes to Scripture. If you have ever read the Bible on a computer screen, listened to it on your MP3 player, joined an online reading group or downloaded a Bible app to your mobile phone, fill out the surveyLearn more about this research project.

Tim contributes to the Big Bible Project blog, i.e. Cyberchurch Theology (part one of, um, more than one)Cyberchurch Theology, Part Two: The Problem With CommunityHow Not to do Online Evangelism

Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture – a free online publication

Considering religious community through online churches” published in Digital Religion: Understanding Religious Practice in New Media Worlds by Heidi Campbell (Routledge, 2012) – features a case study of St. Pixels (Church on the Internet) and LifeChurch.tv

Creating Church Online: Ritual, Community, and New Media by Tim Hutchings – to be published May 2013 by Routledge, based on his Ph.D. research, an ethnographic study of five Christian communities that met online, using new media to create forms of worship, teaching, evangelism and debate. The study focused on ritual, authority, community and the relationship between online and offline activity.

Creating Church Online: Networks and Collectives in Contemporary Christianity” (by Tim Hutchings) is published in “Digital Religion, Social Media and Culture: Perspectives, Practices and Futures”, ed. Pauline Hope Cheong, Peter Fischer-Nielsen, Stefan Gelfgren and Charles Ess (Peter Lang, 2012)

#excerpt Creating church online: A case-study approach to religious experience, in Studies in World Christianity 13(3) (2008)

Scholar’s Top 5: Tim Hutchings’ 5 recommended resources on the topic of online Christian churches

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