Cell phones and social media have changed the landscape of communication and society.
Slacktivism requires minimal effort and can often even assuage our guilt about being overly consumeristic—by being consumers—but for a good cause.
Perhaps non-engagement is not an option, and we should think of social media in terms of strategic entanglement rather than strategic withdrawal.
Our inner work makes honest engagement with another’s sin not only possible, but possibly transformational. It also frees us to know and be known by God.
God never intended us to go through life’s struggles alone. He desires for us to be in community with others and to love, support, and share. But sharing what is really going on in our lives can be difficult, especially when it is so much easier to share just the “perfect” things in life.
I wonder sometimes about our own engagement with social issues on social media. Why do we share the things we share, engage the issues we engage, avoid the issues we avoid?