Tuesday, May 10, 2016
I read an article recently about the reasons this presidential primary has been so vicious.
One explanation was that our political discourse has become an extension of our Social Media discourse.
I recall that in the early days of Social Media, conversations were fairly respectful, with an occasional troll.
Later, anonymous screen names became popular, and one could say anything without consequences.
Then many people stopped caring about anonymity. Without a standard of behavior, empathy died.
How do we overcome this?
The Christian Church is like a bicycle wheel where Jesus is the hub, the center. Each denomination, each church, and each of us are like the spokes. The closer we get to Jesus, the closer we get to one another. The farther we get from Jesus, the farther we get from one another.
Posted by David Berkedal, Pastor at 9:25 PM