OK, so I have a Twitter account (@JohnGrimm5). So I am blogging, well at least sporadically I am. How can one keep up with when the last time one posted on either format? Oh, then there is the Facebook page. There you get to see who can goad you into typing something about a controversial topic. I dropped MySpace years ago because of the raunchy nature of the content.
I am considering dropping all three. Would I have more time for other things? Maybe. Would I be able to communicate just as effectively with family, friends, and colleagues via other means? Maybe.
I am not like some super pastors. Paul, in the Bible, called them super-apostles. There is a time for everything, as the writer of Ecclesiastes wrote. Paul, again from the Bible, says that “All things are permissible for me, but not all things are beneficial. All things are are lawful for me, but I will not be dominated by anything.” (1 Corinthians 6:1). This verse, and its context, could lead us into a deeper discussion about how the American culture is operating, but I could be deemed judgmental.
Maybe, if I used the time on Twitter, Facebook, and in this blog as time for me to be an ambassador for Christ, then I wouldn’t doubt the time spent on this technology stuff. And the Lord knows that I don’t need to spend every waking moment on social media to represent Jesus. There is something good that can be said about a handshake, a firm handshake, and a conversation over some good sweet tea. And I don’t think I can find that with this technology stuff.