Category: Challenges

Journeying with Jesus in a Selfie-Centred World: Part 6

Journeying with Jesus in a Selfie-Centred World: Part 6

#Challenges of Constant Criticism: Discovering Encouragement Sunday, March 5, 2017   #constant evaluation Our social media culture adds to an atmosphere of constant evaluation.   #characteristics that create chronic critical behaviour Anonymity: saying (typing) things one would never state in person.   Jesus says, “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their […]

Journeying with Jesus in a Selfie-Centred World: Part 5

Journeying with Jesus in a Selfie-Centred World: Part 5

#Challenges of Secret Impurity: Discovering Integrity Sunday,February 26, 2017   #social media pitfalls Social media can be a great tool to connect friends and family together, quick direct communication to targeted people and other convenient uses, but there can be “pitfalls” that we can fall into.    These “pitfalls” can end up poisoning our lives; […]

Journeying with Jesus in a Selfie-Centred World: Part 4

Journeying with Jesus in a Selfie-Centred World: Part 4

#Challenges of Desensitization: Discovering Compassion Sunday, February 19, 2017   #cause challenge Recent major people causes: Thailand Tsunami, Missing Nigerian Girls, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Evidence of a strong correlation between sharing popular ideas and the decline of compassion as a shared cultural value   #study   University of Michigan:  comprehensive study of compassion attitudes of […]

Journeying with Jesus in a Selfie-Centred World: Part 3

Journeying with Jesus in a Selfie-Centred World: Part 3

#Challenges of Control: Discovering Authenticity Sunday,February 12, 2017   #selfie-obsessed? Selfie hashtag has expanded over 200% since 2013 iPhones, smart phones, etc., have high-tech cameras where you can fix all of your images to make sure you look your best at all times   Luke 18:9-14, p. 742 To some who were confident of their […]

Journeying with Jesus in a Selfie-Centred World: Part 2

Journeying with Jesus in a Selfie-Centred World: Part 2

#Challenges of Likes: Discovering Intimacy Sunday,February 5, 2017   My friends tell me I have an intimacy problem.  But they don’t really know me.” —Garry Shandling   #unintended negative consequences The more time and energy invested in social media the more we lose on real human intimacy.  We may be “connected” with many people through […]

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