Thabiti Anyabwile chimes in on the social networking debate with an incredibly insightful and evenhanded series of thoughts. You need to read the whole thing (not that long) but here’s the main points:
- Technology can’t be used to build “community” for those who don’t have it.
- We should avoid thinking of technology as in any way essential to being the church.
- Don’t use technology in any way that actually undermines community or contradicts the nature of the body.
Most of you know I’m a big fan of facebook and twitter, but I am also a big fan of wisdom, moderation and common sense. And Thabiti nails it when it comes to using this technology in the church.