95 [Twitter] Theses: Biblical Prescriptions for Engaging Online

Nate PickowiczChristianity17 Comments

There is a strange phenomenon that exists where Christians forget that they’re Christians the moment they login to social media. While this is certainly true of all venues, it is painfully true of Twitter. The very nature of Twitter lends itself to sharp, fast-paced banter; pithy statements and stinging comebacks. No doubt, Twitter was designed to be a conduit for fleshly impulses.

But Christians are new creations (2 Cor 5:17). We are regenerated by the Spirit through the Son at the behest of the Father. Surely, as children of light, we are to live and speak and tweet righteously, with integrity and holiness.

However, we have let ourselves slip into worldliness online. In many cases, we appear no different from unbelievers. We attack and accuse one another. We gossip and slander. We engage in name-calling, tearing down those for whom Christ died. This is shameful.

Since I have cyber-blood on my own hands as well, I have purposed in my heart to refuse to engage online in this way anymore. And I’m proposing a Reformation for those who wish to participate. I’m encouraging you, as a brother in Christ, to consider these 95 Twitter Theses before you next login.

May we do all things to the glory of God in Christ Jesus!


 


Now that I’ve tacked this up on the door of Twittenberg castle, there’s no turning back. But as I work to obey the Lord, I would ask you for grace and mercy; and I’m prepared to extend that same grace and mercy to the brethren. So, let’s strive together, shall we?

Soli Deo Gloria!

Author
Nate Pickowicz

Nate Pickowicz

Facebook Twitter

Nate Pickowicz is the pastor/planter of Harvest Bible Church in Gilmanton, New Hampshire. After being called into ministry in 2009, he led a team to plant in 2013. He and his wife Jessica have two children.