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Providence’s Dr. Greco on Christians and social media

Feb 20, 2019 | Institution / General, News

Dr. Nicholas Greco, Associate Professor of Communications and Media, sat down with the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) Podcast to address the topic of how Christians should interact with social media.

EFC, a national association of evangelical Christians in Canada, strives toward “uniting evangelicals to bless Canada in the name of Jesus.” They work to educate evangelicals regarding societal issues such as abortion and religion – a group that engages with the government and the judiciary in order to ensure that Christian, particularly evangelical, values continue to be considered.

In the recent podcast, Dr. Greco speaks with Karen Stiller, EFC’s Senior Publications Editor and Communications Strategist, on engaging with social media as Christians. One of Dr. Greco’s latest projects is Tweeted Catechism, in which he is “processing” and “translating” the 2865 paragraphs of the Catechism of the Catholic Church into 280 characters each. This often proves challenging as he tries to condense each paragraph into an effective and sound summary. “The center of teaching about the gospels is Jesus,” Dr. Greco says. “What I’m doing really – the center of it all … is Christ. And I think that’s really important and something that really affected me, and I think I’ll be thinking about it as I continue going forward.”

Want to hear more about Dr. Greco’s latest projects and how he challenges his students in their social media interactions? Click here for the podcast.