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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Social Media Ministry Moment
From the Rev. Kevin Clementson
Social media has forever changed the world and
how we do ministry. This was brought home to me this morning as I sit with my
coffee and bagel in the comfort of my neighborhood Panera. A message bubble
pops up from a member of my congregation in Afghanistan. "Hey Pastor! Keep
me and my buddies in your prayers today. We are about to go out on a
mission." Suddenly what can at times seem so far away was brought to my
table... the easy comfort of my space at the table suddenly feels different as
I prayed for that young man and father of two who along with his buddies drive
off base and into a world of purposeful violence. The world feels very small
and dangerous today.
Kevin, MDiv '82, is Co-pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, Westminster, MD