Monday, February 10, 2020

Effective Use of Social Media and Technology

We are closing in on Question Evolution Day, and even though the information in the article linked below applies to that event, it is important for any other time. Technology has many important benefits, but it also has a dark side by its very nature. We must have the right priorities and balance.

We can use the technology  available to use to not only learn things to build up our faith, but to also share the gospel and biblical creation science.
Background image credit: Pixabay / Iván Tamás
We are receiving all sorts of information pretty much constantly. Unfortunately, it is dominated by harmful messages and untruthful material about anthropogenic climate change, evolution, adulterous relationships. false views of the Bible, and more. However, we also have a voice and opportunities to make an impact. Smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops, and other computers connect us to the world. I have people I care about that I've never met and an online creation science ministry. Much of my preparation comes from technology, including podcasts, sermons (I don't want to get "tunnel vision" and not learn other areas of the Christian life), sending articles to my ebook reader, converting articles to MP3s by using text-to-speech, and the ubiquitous email. Technology is there, we can use it effectively.

We have the tools, often literally in our hands. We can use them to take a stand for Question Evolution Day (even at the most basic level, sharing and posting items on social media with a #questionevolutionday hashtag) and we can empower ourselves with good information. There are several biblical creation science sites to help you learn about how evolution is incompatible with the gospel message, the proper use of theology, sciences that refute biological and other kinds of evolution, and more.
In this digital age, one of the quickest, cheapest and most effective ways to reach people is through social media. In order to make sure that we fulfil our mandate to “always be ready to give an answer” (1 Peter 3:15) and to “destroy arguments … raised against the knowledge of God” (2 Corinthians 10:5) we must see to it that the millions of people who form their opinions with information from the digital world have at least some exposure to content that will affirm and uphold a biblical worldview. In many ways, reaching a culture that inhabits the digital world, by providing biblical creation resources through this world, is a front-line battleground for passing on the knowledge of God to the next generation. We take the message to where the people who need it are found.
To read the article in its entirety, click on "Smart faith in a digital age".

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