Who are the Christian communications, tech, web, social media thought leaders you listen to?

thought leadersThe Internet is a dynamic place.  There are always new, innovative thought leaders coming onto the scene adding their unique insight and perspective, developing new tribes, leading new initiatives.  The areas of church communications, ministry & technology, Internet and social media – which we discuss here – are no different.

I love to connect with new people, share new ideas, and introduce others to people I know who they may share some common interests. So, I curious…

Who are the Christian communications/tech/web/social media thought leaders you are listening to and engaging with these days?

There are dozens, if not hundreds of great people who I listen to. I don’t have room to list them all and I would leave some out even if I tried.  So, here are 8 blogs/bloggers I find insightful.  Let me introduce you to them…

Who is inspiring you, challenging you, providing you with new innovative ideas?

Who would you like to introduce other readers here to?

Paul Steinbrueck is co-founder and CEO of OurChurch.Com, husband, father of 3, blogger. You can follow him on Twitter at @PaulSteinbrueck and add him to your circles at Google+ as +Paul Steinbrueck.

24 Responses to “Who are the Christian communications, tech, web, social media thought leaders you listen to?”

  1. I would highly suggest adding Phil Cooke (philcooke.com | @philcooke) to any list of Christian media thought leaders. I do not know Phil, I have never met Phil, but I am very glad I recently discovered him. His insights are timely and helpful, and you will learn much from his experience.
    @saundle

  2. I highly recommend Paul Clifford (@PaulAlanClif) founder of Trinity Digital Media (trinitydigitalmedia.com). He has been part of his church's tech ministry from the 200 attendees to 3500+. Paul has written a few books on Podcasting, Twitter and using other technologies in church, and is now live streaming broadcast on a variety of tech ministry topics.

  3. Hi Paul, I would add Phil Bowdle. New to the blogging scene but writes how I would like to write 😉 and has some great insights

  4. Meredith Gould Reply May 2, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Happy to be on this list! the #chsocm community has truly grown into a community over the past near-two years and I never cease to marvel at who shows up to contribute. I follow and pay attention to all but two people on your list and will add those I've neglected, so thanks for that!

    I also pay attention to David Hansen (@Rev_David) is an ELCA pastor who has cracked the code for using social media for reaching out to remote/rural congregations and congregants. He's especially savvy about how to use Facebook to build community.

    Josh Burns (@jburno), director of web & social media at Park Church in Chicago has set up a Social Media in Church community on Google Plus that I've recently discovered and am watching develop.

    And although you've asked for Christian thought leaders, I have to say that I'm educated and inspired by 95% of what shows up on/from Social Media Today. I simply drop in the corresponding church role or situation for whatever secular challenge is being discussed.

  5. Jason Moore at MidnightOilProductions has been my mentor from afar (and occasionally in-person) for over a decade. He and Len Wilson really pioneered visual media in the church.

    Paul

  6. Thank you for the mention, Paul!

    Here are some of my personal favs (trying not repeat many who you and others have listed):

    Phil Cooke – http://philcooke.com/
    Tim Challies – http://www.challies.com/
    Shaun Groves – http://shaungroves.com/
    Storyline – http://storylineblog.com/

    Some of these guys are not all tech/media/communication, but when they do pop a post on it, it's dynamite.

  7. Looking at this again has me thinking about how we've become (allowed ourselves to get?) siloed by denomination.

    I work ecumenically and see how there are emerging experts within denominations that little, if any, clue of others doing the same/similar work with social media to build church and enhance faith. What do we miss or lose as a result? What would be gain — way beyond tech/social media communications — if we actively sought to bridge those gaps?

    Worth remember this part of our Creed: "We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church…" Amen?

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