We’ve been talking up Twitter–the 140-character message/mini-blog application that’s sweeping the early adopters–a lot in the past few weeks (Oh, and if you’re looking for church marketing Twitter friends, about 70 or so have identified themselves in the Church Marketing Lab). We’ll try to move on to a new obsession, though I promise this post has a wider application.
Marcus Goodyear blogged about speaking the truth in love and how sometimes it’s too easy not to do that, especially in an immediate response environment like Twitter (or blog posts/comments, message boards, IM, cell phones, etc.). He points us to Cheryl Smith’s post, What Would Jesus Tweet?. I suppose it’s the same question we’ve been asking since the bracelet came out (and for 2,000 years before that), but it’s always a bit jolting to apply it to our latest technological fad.
Our very character comes across in the things we say and do on a techno-wonder like Twitter (or blogs or message boards or cell phones or pick your poison), and while that should be obvious, it’s easy to forget. And as Joshua Cody reminded us earlier this week, it’s important to remember that our actions are out there for the world to see, and they speak a lot louder than our words.
What are your Twitter posts (or blog commenting or text messaging or whatever) telling the world about your church or your faith?