I am a Digital Immigrant

12 February 2014

I am a digital immigrant. I learnt this on a recent, brilliant "Continuing Development in Ministry" Day facilitated by John Alderdice.

Apparently those born after 1980 are digital natives, for having grown up with this technology it is truly intuitive for them. For those born before that we are digital immigrants, for us, this is a new land which we have to learn.

The widespread use of social media undoubtedly raises theological questions. But if it is true that God is calling Christians out from behind closed doors and into the world which God loves, and I believe in the depth of my being that that is true, then Christians must learn to inhabit this world of social media. As I look at Facebook, Twitter and various blogs I am grateful for those Christians who choose to be salt and light in this world too.

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