Published February 21, 2017
At our recent annual meeting of state Baptist editors in Ontario, Calif., we attended several workshops ranging from websites and video storytelling to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, blogs and a host of other social media. Looking around the classroom at the editors gaping at computer screens and monitors displaying PowerPoint presentations, I thought, “Look how far we’ve come!” But as I listened to our instructors, all faculty members at California Baptist University, another impression coalesced: “We haven’t seen anything yet!”
At 17, I felt called to the ministry of religious journalism. I did an internship with the Baptist Courier while in college and then at the Western Recorder while in seminary. Thirty-five years have passed. There has been a lot of advances in the publishing process.