Maybe as Christians we need to start engaging and changing the nature of social media instead of letting it change us.
Big Me and Little Jesus
Over the years, I've noticed a change on social media. When I started writing on LiveJournal about 15 years ago, the circles of friends were fairly open about their lives. They wouldn't share their deepest secrets with everybody, but they would with a certain group. There was nothing exhibitionist about it- it was just everyday... Continue Reading →
Marching for Sandwiches, Marcus Borg and Civility
How do we encounter and deal with people who have different beliefs? We all give lip service to being able to listen and welcoming opposing views, but in reality, we don't have much patience in our modern society for those that don't conform to whatever is the status quo in our world.
Why I’m Tired of Facebook
For someone that has touted all the good about social media, I have come to this startling conclusion: I'm tired of Facebook. Actually, I'm not totally tired of Facebook. It's allowed me to connect with friends that I haven't had contact with in years. No, what I'm tired of is the moralizing that goes on. ... Continue Reading →
Social Media and the Rise of Fake Outrage
It seems to follow a predictable pattern: there is some example of diversity that takes place; a commercial with an interracial family, another one features to the rich multiculturalism of America, an Indian American woman wins Miss America, a young boy of Mexican heritage sings the national anthem at an NBA game. Shortly thereafter someone... Continue Reading →