August 07, 2011

Facebook and the Gospel

B.J. Stockman, citing a few paragraphs from Mark Regnerus and Jeremy Uecker’s new book Premarital Sex in America: How Young Americans Meet, Mate, and Think about Marrying, helpfully reflects on the skewed personas Facebook encourages us to generate.

An excerpt:

Facebook tempts us to post things that increase the currency of our like-ability and indulge in the fear of man. The gospel of Jesus rescues you from the need to show how “hot” you are in whatever area of your life you deem important enough to be publicly personified so that people will “like” you. No matter what your Facebook page reveals about you, your life is messy and in desperate need of the life-changing grace and love that Jesus freely gives to those who trust him. The good news is that if you die to yourself and your identity and trust who God is for you in Jesus he gives you a glorious identity.

Reposting from the site of the Gospel Coalition