Martin Davis

Martin Davis has over 20 years' experience working with congregations in the areas of communications, social media, and publications (both online and print).

His writings have appeared in Congregations, Washington Post, Read The Spirit, and a range of religious magazines and online publications.

He served the Alban Institute as director of the Congregational Resource Guide before launching Sacred Language Communications.

Follow him on Twitter @SacredLC.

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Martin Davis: What does it mean that American evangelicals are in decline?

Thursday July 29, 2021
One of the most striking series of headlines about religion in July 2021 concerns the decline in self-identified evangelicals in America, triggered by new data from the Public Religion Research Institute. To help put this news in context, here are the perspective of journalist and author Martin Davis.

Martin Davis: Thanking Our Mothers and Grandmothers for their Legacy of Love

Saturday May 09, 2020
REMEMBERING OUR MOTHERS & GRANDMOTHERS: ”Her home was a palace!” writes Martin Davis, describing, from a little boy’s perspective, the wonders of his grandmother Martha’s house that still stands, but now seems surprisingly small. The Hope of Unity on Our National Day of Thanksgiving, 2019

Wednesday November 20, 2019
As bad as our national divisions are today, they were far worse in October of 1863. Duncan Newcomer writes in his newly released 30 Days with Abraham Lincoln about what the founder of Thanksgiving, Abraham Lincoln, found to unify a bleeding nation.

What You're Really Telling People, And How to Improve

Wednesday December 31, 2014
The recent Newsweek - Albert Mohler exchange highlights for those on the fringes of faith a picture of church as they believe it to be. How can you change that dynamic?

The Opportunity Before

Wednesday September 10, 2014
For more than 15 years, congregations have been slow to adopt new technology. And those who provide technology have grown weary of waiting ...

Privacy: The Other Side of Social Media in Church

Wednesday July 02, 2014
In the wake of Social Media Sunday, there's a lot of celebration. But if privacy issues aren't addressed in your faith community, the traction social media is gaining will quickly be lost.

Church Marketing Is Dead, Long Live Communications

Thursday June 19, 2014
Marketing as a concept for faith communities, I believe, is largely dead. Buried initially by the introduction of social media””which exposed to all how little marketers can really influence people’s habits. And increasingly being buried by a return to sanity””at the end of the day, it’s your ability to connect to the people you serve that makes the difference.

How Real Are Social Media Friendships

Wednesday May 21, 2014
Are virtual friends, "real"? It's a question that keep many congregations off the information highway. And a question for which the early and medieval church have an answer.

Are You Caught in Social Media's Headlights?

Friday May 09, 2014
Whether you're a social media novice or an experienced hand, there are three questions every congregational leader should answer about their social media channels. How you answer reveals much about your chances for success.