Will Howard believes that the church must gain a much better understanding of how social media shapes the way that much of society aged 35 and below now thinks of itself and interacts. Social media changes the way we think of ourselves and one another. The Christian gospel is fundamentally relational and unless we understand how relationships work in this virtual world we will struggle to share our good news.
We are often warned that it is the younger generation that is particularly absent from our churches. Interestingly, this is the generation that is most deeply involved with the virtual world of social media and the internet. The church is called to take the gospel to all men and women but how do we reach those whose reality is a often a virtual world of social networking, tweets and e-mails?
The Internet is all about being connected, but so too is the Christian gospel.Share: