The Gospel According to Twitter

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What, you thought godless liberals were the only ones maniacally tweeting away?

Lord, no; Twitter‘s evangelical wing is just starting to flap. From online mega church Streaming Faith’s e-newsletter:

Pastors John Voelz and David McDonald of Westwinds Community Church decided to spend the past two weeks educating their congregation on how to use Twitter to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ on Sunday morning by allowing them to actually log on during service and send out “tweets”….Now more than ever before, we as believers have brand new opportunities to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ like never before when we leverage these sites appropriately…This is the church’s finest hour to build influence with those who we once considered to be outside of our reach.

Thus far, Streaming Faith’s tweets range from the usual church-flavored banality:

“be sure retweet this for us! it’s an exclusive! WATCH DAVE RAMSEY’S TOWN HALL FOR HOPE LIVE ONLINE TONIGHT HERE : http://tinyurl.com/czwwot”

To the charmingly strange:

“if you could give your faith (in God) a grade right now – what would it be (on a A to F scale)?”

Need a sin chaser after all that sugary God talk? Secret Tweet‘s got you covered.

[As always, you can also follow Mother Jones on Twitter: @MotherJones.]

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Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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