Episode 47 of the How We Do Digital Ministry podcast features Rev. Dr. Rachel Kessler, Harcourt Parish Rector, Kenyon College Chaplain, and @nerdypriest on TikTok. Rachel and Charlotte Elia discuss the phenomenon of her TikTok popularity, the challenges of navigating negativity, and the perceived demands of being a female pastor online.
It’s fairly easy to block people, and it’s fairly easy to know what is not going be productive engagement. I think what’s a lot more challenging is when is it worth time to really invest in the energy in engaging with someone, trying to figure out whether they are a troll or not?Rev. Dr. Rachel Kessler
Listen to the full episode as Rachel talks about these topics:
(1:30) From Shrove Tuesday to 45K Followers
(5:08) Managing Time on Social Media
(8:49) NerdyPriest’s FYP
(13:53) Navigating Negativity
(29:48) Supporting Others on TikTok
(31:10) The Gift of Just Being Yourself
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