Sorry for the long hiatus, I’ve been convicted about not posting here semi-regularly. There are things I want to write about that are not a good fit other places I write, and this particular topic is one of those items.
Ligon Duncan, the CEO/Chancellor of Reformed Theological Seminary, shared his social media strategy on Twitter earlier this month. I wanted to share the 10 rules he shared:
- Relentlessly encourage, edify & inform.
- Ignore trolls, mockers & slanderers into oblivion.
- Starve dissensionists, narcissists, &
erroristsof the attention they crave.
- Point people to sound people & resources.
- Exalt Christ. Bible. Grace. Truth. Gospel.
- Stay out of food fights. Don’t lob hand grenades into serious discussions. Bring people together.
- Be kind. Persuade (rather than
- Treat people on social media like I would treat them in person.
- Don’t be different on social media from what I am in my life, family, church
andministry. Be the same person online and offline.
- Don’t give inordinate attention to people whose only “platform” is social media & who elsewhere have little accountability, responsibility.
I think this is a pretty good list, a convicting list. Some days I do this better than others. However, I think that social media (Twitter especially) would be a much better place if more of us followed rules #8 and #9 in particular.