Spiritual Social Media
“Social Media” is a term that implies interaction among people in which they create, to share or exchange information and ideas through some form of electronic network or device. But for me, it is a way to communicate, non-face-to-face. This allows some people to say things using social media that they would never say face-to-face.
Spiritual social can allow a preacher to say things to people from the pulpit that they would not say to a person face-to-face. But it does not allow the listener to reply or tweet back. But a teaching session does.
When it was first suggested that I have a pastor’s blog, I was reluctant. But understanding the possibilities and potential of reaching some people who would read my blog, but not come to Bible Training or Bible School, I agreed.
Yet, I find it difficult to do it on a consistent basis. I am a person who needs feedback; writing a blog does not do it for me. Even, though I am not driven or motivated by the “amen,” “preach pastor” comments, I still get feedback through eyes and facial expression.
I sometimes can read the “spiritual” emails, twitters, Facebook and text comments of people. They say things that many would not say to me face-to-face. For the most part, it is good. But God knows the heart. We must be spiritually social with Him because one day, we must meet Him FACE-TO-FACE. For the most part, it is good.