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I am a conflict resolution specialist.  I help people turn conflict into creative solutions. I specialize in relational conflict which includes families, businesses, and congregations.  For more information please visit my website Absolution Mediation

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My wife and son are my main interests but I also am slightly in love with various forms of social media!

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Twitter and the Church - Just Another Internet Site or a New Way to Engage?

How did you meet the friends that you talk to? Maybe you bumped into them in a school hallway,or struck up a conversation with them after church, or maybe you were introduced from a mutual friend. We meet people through conversation, we develop relationships with people through conversations, we are constantly in conversation with people. We love having the opportunity to talk to people about our interests, our faith, or even how our day went. Guess what? You can do this online as well…it’s this “little” site called Twitter. You can have conversation with people near and far, you get to hear...
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  • Thanks for the comments Kyle and Todd, I have seen twitter work in many different capacities, both with Tech-savy people and vice versa.  For me it goes back to knowing where your audience/client/...

  • Mavis, 

    Twitter is defintely something that the more that you put into it the more you get out of it.  I connect with people in the same way I connect in real life.  Someone says something...

  • Great question Mavis,

    Let me start by saying that Twitter is a great tool to get to know people.  It gives you an opportunity to find out what's happening in their life, get to know their...

  • I think it depends on what the topic/issue at hand is.  It is also possible to do a fishbowl circle (wiki article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fishbowl_(conversation) ).  Like John said, the more...

  • I have not used it in a council/budget meeting, but have done it with other meetings and in youth groups.  It has been a very powerful tool to use with people, as it allows everyone a time to talk...

  • Like you said Elizabeth, Restorative Practices need to find its way into our churches.  Part of the disadvantage that you might have found with the process was that you had 50 people in the circle...