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The State of the Black Church
The 20-1 Rule
Michael Hyatt has an interesting post on The 20-1 Rule that teaches that for each marketing post on your blog, Twitter, or Facebook, you should have twenty non-marketing posts—connecting, giving, relating posts. It’s a great perspective. “Twitter and Facebook are relational tools not transactional tools. You have to make 20 relational deposits for every marketing withdrawal. I have observed that if you just keep asking people to do something—buy your book, come to our conference, sign up for our cause—without making adequate deposits, they will begin ignoring you. Eventually, they will unfollow you and disconnect from your updates. No one wants to be spammed. Not today. There are too many alternative sources of content. If you want to build a social media platform, one where people listen to you, then you have to be a giver not a taker. I think 20-to-1 is about right.”
Young, Restless, and Reformed?
Michael Horton over at the White Horse Inn has written a deep, robust, theological, and practical post about what makes a person a “Reformed Christian.” Using an analogy from C. S. Lewis, his post The Hallway and the Rooms is worth a thorough read.
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