What I Learned from Not Being on Social Media for 6 Weeks

During the six weeks of Lent this year, I took a hiatus from Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. I always tell people it’s good for the soul to get off social media because social media is, well, about you. It’s like a detox for the self-absorbed soul. Here’s are three things I learned/was reminded of during the past six weeks….

Justification by Tweet

Late last week, I tweeted something that I thought was pretty funny, clever, and theologically informed. (The Tweet has since been deleted, and I won’t tell you what I wrote. The content of the tweet isn’t important and it won’t benefit anyone if I repeat it here.) I came home later that day and after…

Lunchtime Thoughts on Sunday

“It isn’t pollution that’s harming the environment. It’s the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.” (Al Gore) I love this note from Desiring God about not making Piper a substitute for your own church: “While we encourage you to join us for the sermon, we encourage you even more to give primary…

Social Networking Repentance

My latest Tweet said this: Twitter repentance: The flesh wants to impress people by saying something memorable in 140 characters or less. Jesus died for that sin too. I think with blogging, the same can be true.  Sometimes I blog just to look cool and sound smart.  Other times I really do have a passion…

Four Reasons I Tweet

This past week I’ve been experimenting with Twitter.  I’m going to continue with it — for these reasons (in no particular order): It can help with overcoming verbosity (which I often struggle with). It helps me quickly reflect on what God brings to my mind as the days goes on. I want to do my…