BtDS Manuscripts and Resources

SA-5: Stepping on the Glass of Broken Echo Chambers

Political polarization and tribalism are on the rise, and social media appears to be the chief culprit. The ability to customize our social media feeds to only hear the voices we want to hear has lead us into echo chambers of increasingly one-sided viewpoints and unchecked misinformation – at least, that’s what cultural wisdom suggests. … Continue reading SA-5: Stepping on the Glass of Broken Echo Chambers

SA-4: Should Christians Leave Social Media? A Conversation About Digital Babylon

The Bible gives us a framework for understanding and navigating a world dominated by social media: Christians are to live as faithfully obedient exiles in the midst of Digital Babylon. This is the claim we explored on the prior episode of Breaking the Digital Spell, and we ended the episode open to pushback or objections … Continue reading SA-4: Should Christians Leave Social Media? A Conversation About Digital Babylon

SA-2: On Students and Brett McCracken’s “The Wisdom Pyramid”

Media literacy is the biggest gaping hole in our discipleship. We can feel its effects in our churches and our lives in the same way we can feel the effects of poor financial stewardship or failing marriages in our churches. Plenty of courses and programs exist for churches to address financial literacy and building healthy … Continue reading SA-2: On Students and Brett McCracken’s “The Wisdom Pyramid”

Guest Post: Watch Yourself

We live in the age of the selfie. We now have the tools to take photos of ourselves looking our best in an attempt to exalt ourselves in the eyes of our friends and family. How do we exalt Christ when it is so easy to exalt ourselves?

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