Legend has it that one afternoon on November 22nd, Presbymergent founder and about-to-be-ordained-minister Adam Walker Cleaveland was trying to come up with a statement of faith for his Ordination service. So he did the usual thing any 20-something uber geek would do…he asked his twitter friends how long a statement of faith should be?
After many responses of the usual sort (one page, two page, red page, blue page) fellow presby-geek (and World of Warcraft guru) Shawn Coons tweeted back : “instead of a statement of faith, how about a twitter of faith? Anyone else up to the challenge?” And so it began…
Here’s the challenge:
- If you’re not on twitter yet, click here to see what it’s all about and why you should be.
- If you’re on twitter (or just joined), log in and tweet your personal statement of faith…in 140 characters or less.
- Add the hashtag #TOF somewhere in your tweet. That will actually make it 136 characters, but it also makes it easy for us to find and compile all of these statements.
- Encourage your friends to take the “Twitter of Faith” challenge, too – imagine how cool it would be if this meme spreads, proclaiming the gospel across the internets (well, at least across twitter).
UPDATE: Adam, Mark, Chad, Wendy, Cobus, Matthew, Makeesha, Geoff, Adele, Drew, Cameron, Dan, Greg, John, Ryan, Angela, John, Greg, Molly, Matt, Dave Zimmerman from InterVarsity Press, and our distinguished moderator, Bruce Reyes-Chow, have all posted this to their blogs. If you blog it, let us know in the comments so we can link to it here, and feel free to use the above image (designed by Adam) for your post.
UPDATE: There’s now a facebook page and corresponding event, too. Even if you’re not on Twitter, you can click here to scroll through the many TOFs that have been filling up the web in the past few hours.