Author Archives: Mary St George

About Mary St George

I teach in gifted education, both online and face-to-face.

Social Media and Sacrifice

People worry about social media use for faith purposes. They worry about the privacy issues for themselves and for fellow church members. They worry about the privacy of young people who are online Facebooking their little hearts out anyway. They … Continue reading

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Pragmatist’s Protest

Today I managed to attend part of #ChSocM. That’s a Twitter chat, on Wednesday afternoons in New Zealand time, to do with the Church and Social Media. Great stuff, great people, but being me, I disagree with some of them … Continue reading

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Are there any Real Humans at this Page?

Most faith-based organisations with pages on Facebook intend these pages to be missional, and to have the capacity to help new people form relationships with the church. Now a couple of thousand years ago, a being sometimes known as God spotted that … Continue reading

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Now you see it. Now you don’t.

I’ve contacted a few people, where I am able to figure out who administrates a church Facebook page, to say “The virtual pilgrimage is coming your way. Please make sure any posts of support don’t get hidden as spam”. Here … Continue reading

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Beyond “The Notices”

The first few Anglican Pages I found in Facebook were, or reminded me of, “The Notices”. You know, the bit of church that, back when you were a kid, popped up when you had just thought “it’s nearly time to … Continue reading

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The Least We Could Do

Lots of people have set up Facebook pages for their churches out of huge generosity of spirit, but not really realising that a Facebook Page is different from a static webpage. A Facebook Page has the opportunity to be social, … Continue reading

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Like Thy Cyber-Neighbour

A number of our Anglican churches and organisations now have Facebook Pages. However, many of these Pages don’t “Like” any other Pages yet. It is reasonable to assume that this is more about lack of familiarity with the possibilities than … Continue reading

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