If Jesus were on earth today, would he have a Facebook page?
No, says Drew Goodmanson, CEO of Monk Development, a company that helps churches use the Internet to fulfill their missions. In a USA Today article by Cathy Lynn Grossman, Goodmanson appreciates the fact that “you can have a digital Bible in the palm of your hand or connect with others in prayer any time anywhere.” But he goes on to say, “Jesus would not have a Facebook page. He wouldn’t be stopping in an Internet café to update his status.”
This makes me wonder:
Would Jesus have a Facebook page?
If Jesus would not have a Facebook page, why is it okay for his followers to have Facebook pages?
If Jesus would not have a Facebook page, why is it okay for Goodmanson, who is a follower of Jesus, to make a living by helping churches and other Christian organizations have Facebook pages? Is he helping Christians to do what Jesus would not do?
What historical or theological evidence should we consider if we’re trying to figure out whether or not Jesus would have a Facebook page?
What do you think? Would Jesus have a Facebook page? Why? Or why not?
(And if he did, what photo would he use? And how many friends would he have?)