Nadine Redlich is an artist I discovered on Instagram with a few VERY thoughtful tech posts that I thought you’d enjoy below. I’d encourage you to take an art museum approach to this: view it slowly, ponder what you just watched, re-look at it, put your hand on your chin pompously, and then say “hmmm.”
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If you are a church communications team member or have for any reason needed to create a Facebook ad, you have probably run into an issue at some point with getting your content seen on Facebook. In fact, we know that Facebook limits the visibility of your Facebook posts, whether as an individual or a business. It’s in their interest to do so because their primary source of income is advertisements, both to sell ads on Facebook and sell your information to third-party clients.
As an interesting side note, there is this trend going around that if you copy/paste a troll meme on Facebook, it will give you more visibility to your friends because you state in the post you decline to agree to Facebook’s algorithm. It got so bad Facebook had to actually respond to it.
From the early days, the Church has faced many threats. Persecution is one that comes to mind. Allowing worldly culture is one of the threats early leaders warned against. God has always found ways of communicating threats to each generation and culture. One of the hallmarks of our present day is technology. No generation has known realtime connectivity, for example, in the way we do. And, this has some people listing technology as a threat. The threat to the Church isn’t necessarily technology.
The Western Evangelical Church’s obsession with eschatology has grown about out of bounds. Eschatology is important, but the focus should not be on trying to prove one view over another, nor should the focus be on the devastation of God’s wrath. The focus should be on the anthem of the kingdom we find ourselves in: Jesus wins!