Luke Gilkerson is a champion among men. He is an author and one of the primary personnel behind the Covenant Eyes software. Not only that, but he was the first (and one of the few) bloggers/influencers willing to read Stronghold (He even interviewed me about it). Luke has always shown himself to be humble, kind, and compassionate—-whether in his comments on the Covenant Eyes blog or in his personal e-mail correspondence.
Nearly two years after Stronghold’s initial release, I was very glad to be back in touch with Luke, who was willing readily to participate in our ongoing In God’s Image Series.
Please join me in getting to know Luke Gilkerson better:
The Writing as Worship series continues, albeit not as I would have expected.
If the internet is any indication of human goodness, then let us all now agree that total depravity is indeed the default setting of our species. On a daily basis online, I encounter things I wish I didn’t, be they words, images, or ideas. Behind a facade of seeming privacy and anonymity, folks stare at screens and act as they choose, each doing and saying whatever is right in his/her own eyes. When I am online, it feels like a digital Wild West, a land of quickly drawn verbal shootings with no regard for life or human flourishing.
I’m not much of a fan of westerns.
So I’ve asked myself time and time again, “what’s a Christian’s place on this tumultuous frontier?” Frankly, I’ve found few answers, and when I rephrased the question, “what would Christ do online?” I had even less direction. So, I kept questioning and considered another framing point, “How do you want to be treated online?”