Social Networking


Technology provides us so many ways and places to share the Word about Jesus.

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”  (Matthew 28:19–20 niv).

When Jesus left His disciples with the command to go and make disciples of all nations, the task was not an easy one. They had to walk everywhere. They had the ability to write letters, but the time and distance made letter-writing a slow process, so word of mouth was pretty much it for hearing about the goings-on outside of their general area. This was not particularly conducive to having an easy time of spreading the Word.

Compare that with today’s high-speed technology, making it possible to send information in the blink of an eye to anywhere on the planet. These fast-delivery services are available on home and office computers, in Internet cafés, and on phones, to name a few.

The fastest growing Internet phenomena in the world today is the rise of “social networking.” Even a technical airhead like me knows about Facebook and Twitter. They’re surely not perfect, but they’re great conduits for spreading information, as well as your faith.

Technology is amoral. It is simply a tool for information, entertainment, and communication. Some is evil. Some is good. Had the disciples had access to today’s technology, they would surely be using it to talk about Jesus. How about you? If not, realize that technology is a way to share the Word about Jesus. 

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