"I can see it now—at the Final Judgment thousands strutting up to me and saying, ‘Master, we posted Christian memes and Bible verses on our Facebook page, we bashed the demons and online trolls, our God-sponsored projects had everyone talking and tweeting about us on social media.’ And do you know what I am going to say? ‘You missed the boat." -JESUS
"Don’t reduce holy mysteries to slogans and Christian bumper sticker cliches and memes...Don’t paste what is holy on people’s pages who are unholy and unreceptive to spiritual things. Don’t throw your pearls and treasured convictions before social media swine! They will trample the pearls, then turn and attack you with their own strong opinions." -JESUS
In this 4-part series we ask, "How would Jesus conduct himself on social media?" Listen to this adaptation of Jesus' most famous teaching -- Sermon on the Mount (Matt 5-7) -- applied directly to online interaction.
WWJT? "What would Jesus Tweet?" I've been asking this question this week as I watch people wax bombastic on their Facebook pages or Twitter feeds. There's a lot of shouting past one another and very little listening (not to mention loving). Strong opinions abound while grace and civility are in short supply. So, how might … Continue reading Social Media & The Sermon on the Mount
One of the greatest concerns I have for the emerging generation is the growing pervasiveness of "mircro-communication" in their lives. I recently saw a 15 year old girl featured on "Nightline" who sends 30,000 text messages on her phone each month. Do the math: that's 1,000 per day, 62 per waking hour, or one … Continue reading Combatting Soundbite Christianity