Thinking Biblically About.... Social Media.
The way we communicate has changed out of all recognition in the last 20 years. The internet, smartphones and social media enable us to connect with people around the world and receive a reply instantly where it might previously have taken days or required an expensive phone call. Not only that, but we can have hundreds or even thousands of ‘friends’, far more than we could keep up with in real life, posting messages to them and receiving updates in our social media feeds.
We have the ability to communicate more quickly and conveniently than ever before. We are better connected, and to more people, than has ever been possible.
For Christians, there are questions about how we engage with these powerful technologies and allow them to impact our lives – and particularly how they affect our relationships with God and other people.