The internet ushered in a digital revolution and social media has ushered in a social revolution. As many people have noticed, social media - facebook, twitter, instagram, TikTok, and whatsapp - have replaced old media, favourite meeting places, and marketing strategies.
Thanks, very well done.
Dr. Bird, thank you for encouraging us to reconnect with each other as humans and safely as possible (given the pandemic).
Your interpretation of ‘I’ - instantaneous delivery, insular community, and impersonal interaction highlights the impact of social media’s growth. And the internet natives of generation z exhibit such traits.
The thought I have, is there resistance to the evolutionary pressures of church online? Which inevitably may create the 3 ‘I’ you mentioned.
Is church online inevitable? There is no going back to the ‘normal’.
I think there is a difference between a technology enabled church and church online. I would think the later would preserve us relationally with each other and Christ as our unifying body.
I wonder what are your thoughts?