There is much going around the online Christian circle right now about Twitter. The biggest news is that John Piper has started tweeting. This news is probably the highlight of my week. That either speaks volumes for John Piper or very little for my life.
Now here are a few worthwhile Twitter posts to read:
- Why and How I am Tweeting– John Piper: “‘All things were created through Christ and for Christ’ (Colossians 1:16). The world does not know it, but that is why Twitter exists and that’s why I Tweet.”
- Should We Twitter During Church– Josh Harris: “God is speaking again through his word, we should all be silent–and so should our Twitter feeds.”
- More on Not Using Twitter During Worship– John Piper: “There is a difference between communion with God and commenting on communion with God.”
I started tweeting about a month ago. I had a multi-faceted purpose including expanding my online presense from just the blog to using it as a creative outlet to share truth. Most importantly, and as has been stated by the above named authors, Twitter, as with all things, should be used to God’s glory. While I do not think it is necessarily sinful to Tweet about your favorite salad dressing, sometimes online forums provide us with more opportunities to think about ourselves. We make the best use of media when we use it to point to our Savior.