Twittering the Passion of Christ

April 10, 2009 by

With all the headlines Twitter has received lately, it’s cool to see a church get some ink for an innovative approach to Twitter. Wall Street’s Trinity Church will be posting Good Friday tweets about the final hours of Christ’s life for three hours starting at noon today.

The church will also have an online Stations of the Cross, allowing people to meditate on Christ’s final hours with words, music and pictures.

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4 Responses to “Twittering the Passion of Christ”

  • James Cooper
    April 10, 2009

    Pray as you go are doing a Stations of the Cross podcast/download mp3:

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  • Geoff in CT
    April 10, 2009

    I listened (not the right word — but I don’t know what else to call viewing a Twitter enactment) to the Trinity Wall Street Twitter presentation today, and although I have to say I was dubious at best before I started, I have to say that it was VERY involving, and VERY immediate.
    I’ve probably sung, read, or otherwise been involved in presenting the Passion a hundred times in my life, and this was the one that was most personally involving. This was probably because it was so entirely integrated with the rest of life.

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  • Jeff
    April 11, 2009

    I think it’s a cool concept to have a Stations of the Cross online and have never participated in one, but I was wondering, is it really helpful? To stare at a computer screen in your room by yourself is nothing compared to actually physically attending a Stations of the Cross. I feel like actually going to a church and experiencing a Stations of the Cross, set up by people in your church community, would be so much more meaningful.
    Could providing a Stations of the Cross over the Internet potentially discourage people to go out to church to participate?

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  • Kevin
    April 13, 2009

    This was a great application for this medium. It was engaging and not pushy. I believe this will build some goodwill to Trinity Church. Now, how do you follow up on this? They created a large following on Twitter, but the whole thing was created for a one-time show. To now use it as a channel for advertising or evangelism would leave people frustrated.
    So far, this is the best use of Twitter I has seen from a church.

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