In today’s episode Heather sits down with author Shannan Martin for the final installment in our four-part series “Who Is My Neighbor?” Shannan says don’t wait for community to just happen. Instead, she encourages us to become the type of neighbor that creates and inspires community. Heather and Shannan discuss practical ways we can better live out our calling as Christ followers, right where we are.

Heather also chats with our favorite social media expert, Brady Shearer, about Meta allowing us to buy blue check mark verification on Instagram and Facebook. Should we pay for verification? Will it help you or hurt you? Brady’s tips will add more tools to your social toolkit.

Guest Bio

Shannan Martin is the author of The Ministry of Ordinary Places and her latest book, Start With Hello: (And Other Simple Ways to Live as Neighbors). Based in Indiana, she is a speaker and writer who works as a cook at The Window, a local nonprofit dedicated to feeding its community.

Host Bio

Heather Thompson Day is an associate professor of communication at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. She is the author of eight books, including I’ll See You Tomorrow and It’s Not Your Turn. Reach out to Heather on Twitter @HeatherTDay and on Instagram @heatherthompsonday.

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Host and creator: Heather Thompson Day
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