God himself took on flesh to be physically present with us, offering his life in exchange for our screen-addicted hearts.
Tweets and Teens
Let’s formulate ways to help our parents shape their teenagers into the kinds of people who use technology in a God-glorifying, healthy, and productive way.
We marvel at their agility in learning everything from TikTok to software code, even as we fear how this “always-on-everywhere” is affecting their brains and ours.
As Christians, we not only have a response to this question that is clear, good, and truthful; better yet, we have a biblical anthropology that is deeply beautiful and adorns us with dignity.
Teenagers need us to remind them that true community is found not in seeing themselves tagged in a friend’s Instagram story but in taking part in Christ’s Church.
Church online will always be a cheap substitute for the gathered, in-person experience of worshiping Christ together each Lord’s Day.
Whatever decisions parents and teens make regarding social media use, it is important that such decisions are made intentionally and for the glory of God.