Smartphones Have Changed the Church
We ain't seen a game changer this big since the printing press.
At any given time, on any given day, I can swipe my thumbs across a small screen a few times and craft a message of 280 characters or less that eventually crosses the screens of 100,000 people.
Martin Luther wishes.
There’s a lot of anxiety these days about people “deconstructing,” which is a term used to describe a pretty specific thing in the world of philosophy that is now often used any time anyone asks any questions about their Christian faith that may or may not be directly answerable in any of the many catechisms available to us. As a clergyperson who is a part of the institutional church: I get it. If everybody has questions about everything, that leaves traditionalists in a very precarious position.
And it leaves anyone prepared to diverge from the party line lookin’ a lil’ funny in the light.
We’ve been here before.
People were excommunicated over stuff like this. It was a whole thing.
But fretting over that thing ain’t stop the show.
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