https://youtu.be/ZTuHf409syw When you stand in front of a funhouse mirror, your image in distorted in some bizarre and unusual way. Whether you get huge legs or a giant head, you know a funhouse mirror is not meant to give you a true reflection of yourself the way a normal mirror does. But what happens when … Continue reading SA-6: Distorted Beyond the Funhouse Mirror
https://youtu.be/8842EvXCkOY 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 … Continue reading SA-5: Stepping on the Glass of Broken Echo Chambers
https://youtu.be/4LT7ULycsYM 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 … Continue reading SA-4: Should Christians Leave Social Media? A Conversation About Digital Babylon
Gizmodo.com recently reported that Facebook is slowly unrolling the ability for Facebook groups to allow for prayer requests from its users. If a group decides to opt-in, users will have the ability to create posts as prayer requests, which in turn enables other uses to respond by hitting the "pray" button to indicate they've prayed … Continue reading When Prayer Becomes Data and Dollars
Living in a distracted, digital age has consequences.
Social media convinces us we can handle and endless waterfall of digital content. We can't.