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?”Learn More