Twitter is apparently a powerful platform for preachers. The New York Times reported this weeked that the inspirational tweets of evangelical Christian leaders such as Joyce Meyer, Max Lucado and Andy Stanley “perform about 30 times as well as Twitter messages from pop culture powerhouses like Lady Gaga.” Twitter senior executive Claire Díaz-Ortiz says “Twitter is just made for the Bible.” The Times points out:
On average, verses in the King James Version are about 100 characters long, leaving room to slip in a #bible hashtag and still come in under the 140-character limit.
And proverbs are powerful draws on Twitter.
Consider this post in April from Bishop T. D. Jakes: “Your words will tell others what you think. Your actions will tell them what you believe.”
His message was forwarded 2,490 times — just shy of the 2,491 retweets that the pop singer Katy Perry generated the same month with this message to her fans: “Sometimes jet lag makes me feel like a cross eyed crack head #muststayawake.”
See full story here. And then share your thoughts– how do we in the Episcopal church use Twitter to share our view of God’s love with the Twitterverse?