So thrilled for all of you who have joined the Read Your Bible Challenge! The response has just been fabulous and I can’t wait to see how God works among us as we faithfully read His Word.
Today I’m so excited to introduce our new weekly Monday series, Faith Hub: Where God & Technology Connect.
In this continually-growing age of modern technology, Christians are privileged to have media devices and internet access like those in previous generations have never known. The ability to stay connected with our family and friends when we aren’t physically in their presence is wonderful. I began using Facebook when my oldest left for college; with her living an hour away, I wanted to know what was going on in her life and Facebook seemed to be an easy solution. My desire to obey God through writing and speaking began to develop shortly after that, a little over 4 years ago, and social media soon became a valued method of connecting with readers. I enjoy technology and social media so very much and learning and using it seems to come naturally for me.
But how much connection is too much?
The use of technology is presenting questions for its usage to many Christians. Questions like:
Should Christians use social media at all?
Where does technology and social media usage “fit” in the life of Christians?
Should the church encourage the use of technology?
Should social media be used during church services?
How much technology or social media usage is too much?
How accountable are we to be with the words we post?
How can I determine the proper balance of time I spend using my devices or connected to social media?
These are just a few of the questions I see as pivotal issues for understanding exactly how a “faith hub” works. Predetermining how we want the center of our faith to effect our technology usage is, in my opinion, the key to circulating a Christian balance connecting God and technology in our daily lives. In this series of posts, we are going to discuss the above questions and more as we view what the Bible has to say about our use of technology and social media.
God wants to use technology- I firmly believe that He wants to use it for our good and His glory. What we as the current generation of Christians need to comprehend is that our technology and media usage affects our daily lives and those for whom we are responsible.
Are we taking the responsibility and privilege of social media usage and technology as just that-
a responsibility and privilege?
What is your first thought on this topic?
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