- How would you describe your personal use of social media? (are you a social media fan or skeptic?)
- Is social media is making you or your society less sociable or more sociable, why?
- Read Nicholas Carr’s article, ‘Is Google Making Us Stupid?’ (The Atlantic, July/August 2008). Do you think Google – and social media in general – is making us stupid or not, and why?
- To what extent do you think that social media can bring about genuine social transformation? Or is it just a placebo, breeding a new generation of “slacktivists”? (See the video “Social Media for Social Change.”)
- Is it possible for a public figure to have private Twitter and Facebook accounts? Why, or why not? What is the relationship between our private lives and public profiles?
- In your experience, has the church taken a positive “early adopter” attitude or a more negative, reluctant “luddite” mentality to social media (see the video “The Church and Social Media”)? How do you think the church should respond?
- What are the best examples you have seen of the church using social media well?
- How can social media help the church to engage in a more global conversation (see the video “The Church and Social Media”)?
- Why do you think the use of social media has such a polarizing effect on different christian leaders and thinkers?
- The apostle Paul explained how he became “all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some” (1 Corinthians 9:22). What should the contextualisation of the church look like in a digital age?
You can read some more on Krish’s blog.
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