“The Twitter Gang.” You’d know us anywhere – the confidence in our stride, the steely glare across the classroom, the sheer power of our Tweetyness. And now you can listen in as we, the catechists, chat.
- Does having a volunteer DRE or CRE mean we’re “de-professionalizing” the position?
- Is Twitter really just for posting about old episodes of Veronica Mars, or am I using it wrong?
- What’s the point of a parish Facebook page if you’re not going to update it?
- How to support your catechists – some great, concrete ideas, about halfway through the podcast
Plus, the origins of the word “juke” and the barking of God’s Rottweiler towards the end.
We hope you’ll enjoy our conversation, which focused on four articles:
- There Are Different Gifts: The Ministry of the Coordinator of Religious Education
- Social Media: Friend or Foe, Google or Hornswoggle?
- Newborn Babies and Adult Volunteers
- “The Jesus Juke”
I want to thank Jonathan Sullivan for inviting me to participate in what was a fun and thought-provoking podcast. I hope you enjoy our discussion, and please follow us on Twitter! @sullijo. @mcardaronella, @jareddees, and I’m @DorianSpeed. I’ll be posting more thoughts on the topics we discussed over the next few days. Thanks again for listening!
Catechist Chat will be an ongoing series of posts for teachers in religious education programs. It is based on my personal experience and not on any statistical evidence of the effectiveness of my advice. Suscribe to my feed to follow along, and Caveat lector, which is Latin for “your mileage may vary.”
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