What the Heck is Twitter

I get this question a lot: “What the heck is Twitter?” Sometimes it is difficult to explain. If people are active Facebook users, they understand the idea of just getting status updates which helps a lot. But even active Facebook users, like many of my youth, have tried Twitter only to quickly give up with an exasperated, “I DON’T GET IT!”.

So here is a short educational video to help those who want to know more. HT to Existential Punk for pointing me to it.

Twitter this and Twitter That

Came across a neat twitter today called @Tweetvo.  Every day you get a devo in 140 characters or less that you can text or tweeter to others.  It’s a great tool for youth ministry.  Here is just one sample from Feb. 27th.  Love what it says:

Christian convictions vary & thatz OK*B Tru 2 wut God convix U about & let God convict others*Your job is 2 luv & let th Spirit convict

Wish more people would follow this – including myself.  So easy to take your own convictions and impose them on others but that is not what God instructs us to do.

Headed to Springfield, Missouri, tonight for an event.  Last year I read a great book by Ron Hall and Denver Moore titled Same Kind of Different As Me. Outstanding book about the deep friendship that developed between Ron and Denver.  Denver was a homeless man who met Ron when Ron and his wife began volunteering at the local homeless shelter.  It was his wife’s idea and passion but it truly changed Ron’s life.   Tonight they are speaking in Springfield, Missouri, at an event to support the local homeless shelter in Springfield, Victory Mission.  I’m so looking forward to hearing them in person.

On Thursday, March 5th, find a local theatre to see A Powerful Noise.  Take part in this exclusive International Women’s Day event on March 5, 2009, featuring the acclaimed documentary film, A Powerful Noise, followed by a live town hall discussion to 450 movie theatres. This event begins at 7:30pmET/ 6:30pmCT/ 5:30pmMT/ 8pmPT. Panelists include: Madeline Albright, Natalie Portman, Nicholas Kristof, Christy Turlington Burns, and Dr. Helen Gayle.  I’m taking a group to the film in Columbia, MO.  If you want to go, let me know.  Cost is $15.  We leave at 5:30 pm and will be back around 9 pm.