As social media platforms continue to develop, individuals and communities of faith experience them different ways. In a piece from the Huffington Post Mark Osler, a Professor of Law at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, reflects on “We’re Friends, Right?”, a project initiated by his former student Mike Podgursky. Podgursky’s project aims at meeting all of his Facebook friends in person to humanize the connection, inspiring Osler to outline how social media works positively in four ways:
1. It keeps us in community.
2. It accommodates gentle reconciliations.
3. It can enable and further worship.
4. It helps to welcome the stranger.
What do you think the spiritual opportunities of social media are for you and your community of faith?