Like every new technology ever developed by humankind the Internet is, in and of itself, morally neutral. Of course, the same cannot be said for some of the content found on millions of Internet sites to which Christ-followers in the 21st Century may be exposed.
One specific class of “platform” has become hugely dominant on the World Wide Web in the last 20 years, those that host “Social Media” sites. Moral issues certainly come into play for believers here as well.
Be it Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any number of other smaller services; globally well over two billion people have a presence on at least one social media site. Of course, that includes hundreds of thousands of airline people all over our planet.
For the next few Tuesdays, FCAP’s THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK will tackle ongoing questions about the true revolution in human relationships that have come about with the advent of this unique form of mass communication.
We will try to identify what is good as well as what is not so good about the time many of us spend on such sites. We will also try to put that time, and how we use it, into the context of how Christians can best live in “The Age of Social Media” (for it is an age that is very likely here to stay until our Lord returns).
‘Everything is permissible’— but not everything is beneficial.
‘Everything is permissible’— but not everything is constructive.
1 Corinthians 10:23 NIV
This thought was written by Shea Oakley. Shea is Principal Contributor for FCAP Social Media and also serves on our Advisory Board.