There’s a consistent debate about the role of social media in our lives today.
There’s no doubt that I’ve embraced the cultural shift of socail media, but because of it, I have received criticism as if that means I’m not doing other things I should be doing. I’ve been online doing ministry for over 16 years and have developed good systems that allow me to do much online efficiently, but I knew it was “catching on” when my mother got on Facebook. Still, it does take time and, with limited time for all of us, that time has to take away from something else.
I’ve heard people say it would have been better for the family had the television never been invented. I wonder what the same people would say of social media. Some feel we shouldn’t be doing it all at all.
More importantly, I’m wondering today what you will say.
Let’s discuss the role of social media. Consider these questions, then add your thoughts in a comment.
- Should the church be involved in social media?
- Does social media help or hurt a relationship?
- Are Facebook or Twitter beneficial to a relationship or is a distraction in building true friendships?
- In a perfect world, would we have social media?
- Does it add to or take away from the quality of our lives?
- Is it an unavoidable evil or a blessing for us all?