If you haven’t noticed, Twitter is a huge place. And what’s worse, your feed can often be clogged down with angry opinions, and even angrier opinions about those first angry opinions.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Twitter can actually be a platform where you can learn and grow. You can follow faith leaders like pastors, authors, speakers and humanitarians who extend their work to the Twittersphere, and you’ll quickly find your social feed doesn’t stress you out. It becomes something entirely different, even refreshing.
Here are 10 faith leaders you should go follow right now (and then maybe unfollow those trolly types, too).
Eugene Cho is pastor of Quest Church in Seattle, and a humanitarian working with the organization One Day’s Wages.
Such confusing times but if you're hazy about the Kingdom of God: Look to JESUS. He's not a puppet of our power structures. The crucified & risen Christ is Lord! Keep looking to Jesus. Better yet, don't just admire him from afar. Follow Jesus. Follow His life, teachings and ways.
— Eugene Cho (@EugeneCho) June 13, 2021
Jo Saxton is a pastor and speaker. She’s also the author of several books, most recently Ready to Run.
When we have built villages around our leadership and lives, we accomplish far more than we could ever hope to accomplish on our own.
— Jo Saxton (@josaxton) May 10, 2021
Christine Caine is an author and speaker, as well as the founder of A21 and Propel. Her newest book is How Did I Get Here?
The giant in front of you is never bigger than the God who lives in you.
— Christine Caine (@ChristineCaine) August 19, 2021
Russell Moore is a theologian and leader in evangelical Christianity. He’s the author of several books, most recently The Courage to Stand.
Be pro-life, from conception to resurrection. Stand up for women and children. Care for those in peril. Above all, teach & live the gospel.
— Russell Moore (@drmoore) January 29, 2017
Jemar Tisby is president of the Reformed African American Network and an important voice in Christianity.
Sometimes you have to hang out with the hurt. Get acquainted with it so you can understand it and not fear it. Hurt is not pleasant company, but it’s part of the crowd in this thing we call life.
— Jemar Tisby, PhD (@JemarTisby) August 20, 2021
Beth Moore is an author and speaker. She’s the author of an entire library of books and Bible studies.
Nothing is more unforgiving than unforgiveness. It prematurely ages, makes us sick, sore, mean-spirited & self-absorbed. Makes us unpleasant to be around. Our bodies turn into vessels of bottled-up bitterness, spewing on everybody. Forgiveness does everybody around us a favor.
— Beth Moore (@BethMooreLPM) August 3, 2021
Dr. Derwin Gray is the lead pastor of Transformation Church and author of The Good Life. His words of wisdom are always refreshing to see on the timeline.
Insecurity is the garden that grows plants of fear.See Also
— Dr. Derwin L. Gray (@DerwinLGray) August 22, 2021
Rich Villodas is a pastor at New Life Fellowship in NYC. He is the author of The Deeply Formed Life.
The suffering we see in the world isn't just to make us grateful for our blessings.
The suffering we see is to lead us to pray & work for healing.
— Rich Villodas (@richvillodas) August 20, 2021
Louie Giglio is the pastor of Passion Church in Atlanta. He is a prominent Christian speaker and author of a plethora of books.
Don't let anybody speak something to you that's different than what God is saying to you. Let your heart be tuned to God and His word.
— Louie Giglio (@louiegiglio) August 13, 2021
Dr. Esau McCaulley is an assistant professor of New Testament at Wheaton College and author of Reading While Black.
The idea that empathy is weakness is unleashing our worst tendencies towards the most vulnerable. There is no theological loophole excluding us from compassion.
— Esau McCaulley, Ph.D (@esaumccaulley) July 22, 2021