The Seminary of Hard Knocks Podcast

Every week my co-host Meagan Ranson and I talk with church communicators in the trenches who share their hacks, perspectives, and experiences with us.

Redeeming the Church from Racism w/ Jason Caston, Ep. 135

Redeeming the Church from Racism w/ Jason Caston, Ep. 135

This very important episode is a very honest conversation with my friend Jason Caston. Aside from his many communications credentials including Daystar, AT&T, and writing his own books and strategies, he has a very poignant perspective on how racism has been and is currently being dealt with in the church. Can we heal? Can we move forward? We have hope. But first, we have to talk about some things.

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The 10 Commandments of Zoom Meetings, Ep. 133

The 10 Commandments of Zoom Meetings, Ep. 133

Literally one of my worst fears about video chat is that I’ll forget the video is on and do something embarrassing. There are rules, etiquette, if you will, to being on a video call and suddenly we all have to learn them. In this episode, Meagan and I walk through some of the rules for staff meetings, counseling calls, or general Zoom calls in King James style!

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Unpopular Opinions on Church Communications

Unpopular Opinions on Church Communications

Kyle Draper and I used to work together in student ministry at a large church here in DFW. Now, we both have found our way into the digital marketing world and have joined forces again in this episode to pull back the curtain on social media and ministry and where those two intersect.

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Mental Health & the Effect Social Media is Having on Us

Mental Health & the Effect Social Media is Having on Us

What if I told you that social media has contributed to poor mental health in ways you couldn’t imagine? We’re discussing mental health and the effect social media has had and looking at the recent documentary The Social Dilemma on this episode of the podcast.

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Facebook Ads for Specific Audiences within your Church w/ Joe Chavez, Ep. 128

Facebook Ads for Specific Audiences within your Church w/ Joe Chavez, Ep. 128

Joe Chavez is the former social media director for Elevation Church. In this episode, we talk about how to set up Facebook ads for people in and out of your church depending on which of the 3 levels of connection they are in. We’ll also talk about what types of content works for those who are heavily invested as well as those who have no idea who you are.

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The best kind of Instagram content

The best kind of Instagram content

What’s the best kind of Instagram content you could be making right now? We’ll tell you in this episode and here’s a hint: it has to do with microblogging. Check it out!

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Highlights from the InstaSummit

Highlights from the InstaSummit

Seth and Meagan share some of the big takeaways and highlights from The InstaSummit that just happened last week. This summit was all about helping churches master Instagram and understand the platform.

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