“Christianity,” Martin Lloyd-Jones wrote, “has something to say about the whole of our life. There is no aspect of life which it does not consider, which it does not govern. There must be no compartments in our Christian life.” Now, the Bible never talks about social media. Not one word. But it is full of principles that we need to apply to our social media habits. Without these guidelines, our social media use devolves into an unhelpful, “the hashtag for Twitter and Twitter for the hashtag” scenario (1 Cor. 6:13). It’s not enough to use social media the way it was meant to be used; it’s designed by people without God. How can we redeem our use of this form of communication so that it becomes a tool for Christian service and worship?
Who “Man’s chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever,” the Westminster divines remind us. It’s really easy to agree with that in theory and deny it in facebook practice. Continue reading