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Appreciation and  general  celebration  formed  another  subset  of  the  Twitter  data,  such   as:     What a blessing it has been for us to hear what God is doing around the world at #Boundless2015 (uncertain presence) I was incredibly blessed to be a part of this great celebration of 150 years of my amazing church! #Boundless2015 http://t.co/j8suR9OYQU (individual present) It’s amazing when you can feel the spirit moving even through a computer screen! #Boundless2015 (individual not present)

The  last-­‐mentioned  Tweet  refers  not  simply  to  atmosphere  or  affect,  but  to  the   theological  concept  of  the  presence  of  the  Holy  Spirit.  This  moves  beyond  Seyfert  and   van  Dijck’s  theory  of  symbol  into  a  spiritual  encounter  in  its  own  right.  Time  and  scope   does  not  permit  further  exposition  in  this  paper,  but  this  would  be  a  fascinating  area   for  further  study.     The  findings  from  this  earlier  research  helped  to  inform  the  design  of  the  Putting  Your   Faith  In  Social  Media  questionnaires  and  interview  questions,  which  will  be  discussed   more  fully  in  Chapter  4.  

 

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Putting Your Faith in Social Media  

Research findings regarding the social media expression of people of faith. By David Giles, Web and Social Media Manager at The Salvation Ar...

Putting Your Faith in Social Media  

Research findings regarding the social media expression of people of faith. By David Giles, Web and Social Media Manager at The Salvation Ar...