Carl Trueman on Media and the Message

Carl Trueman has a good reminder here that “A theology which can be expressed in 140 characters or turned into a half dozen semi-grammatical bullet points without an obvious main verb is inevitably a theology which is either ambiguous, simplistic or both.” He goes on to say, “This is one reason there must be a difference between evangelism and discipleship.” This reminds me of my Biblical Theology class at Taylor where we talked about “tweeting the Gospel” I couldn’t think of any way to fit the entire message of the Gospel into a 140 character tweet. God’s message takes up the entire universe (Rom 1:20) and can’t be contained within every book ever written. Yet, we will be held accountable for every word we say (Matt 12:36). How can we use twitter, Facebook, etc to glorify God in ways that aren’t ambiguous, yet point to Christ?

 

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