Reading The World Online Without Google Reader

Just in case you’re using Google Reader, and have not seen the news… Today is the last day you can use Google Reader before its officially retired. If you’re using Google Reader, there are other alternatives to help you read the world online.

Feedly seems to be a popular option. It’s an RSS Reader, like Googles old offering, but I personally find Feedly looks and acts far nicer. The addons for chrome and Firefox as well as the iPhone app are worth checking out as well. (If you need it, here’s our RSS feed)

Are Christians Online, Christians Online?

The Church Sofa lads would probably say that social media plays a fairly large part of our lives, we’re regularly on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube among other things. In fact a while ago we realised that one of the main ways we communicate is through Facebook messenger or tweeting each other (a lot of The Church Sofa gets planned that way too). We’re always looking for ways to make sure that we’re doing our very best to have integrity between our personal lives, our profesional lives and our online lives and one of the key parts of that is our faith.

Three in four digital-savvy Christians in the UK use social media to chat about God, according to poll data released by Tearfund today.

The poll revealed that 74% of online UK Christians welcome the opportunity to reveal their faith on digital platforms, while the remaining 26% do not feel comfortable talking publicly about their faith online. Continue reading “Are Christians Online, Christians Online?”

Do you need to get off Facebook?

We realised not that long ago that one of the main ways the 2 Andy’s of The Church Sofa, communicate with each other mostly through Facebook chat with a few texts, emails and tweets in between, when we’re not at the pub at least. And we’re pretty much both firmly involved in social media in several ways. This guy however raises some interesting questions…