The Loudmouth Protestant

March 11, 2009

Technological Transparency

I happened upon this video yesterday and it resonates so deeply with me that I had to share it. I am not a regular Raggamuffin Soul follower, I only know of Carlos through a colleague who took a mission trip of sorts with him a few years ago. Nevertheless, I found his transparency to be refreshing.

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been thinking about technology and its consequences on the body of Christ–actually not just the body of Christ, everyone. I’ve been thinking about how tragic it is that we got to this place of exalting our social networks above establishing real-time in-person relationships with people. We’ve established this community of disposable friends that we don’t altogether know how to treat and embrace with true brotherly affection–which is a huge part of the Christian’s walk with Christ. How we’ve become proud about our accomplishments on Twitter. How we have so many social networks and so many modes of communication thanks to technology but we have become socially awkward and most important, more wrapped up in that technology than we are with God. 

So I respect what Carlos is doing. I’ve always been a respecter of getting back to the basics and getting rid of every single impediment to our walk with God. Which in some ways, absolutely includes every gadget, every blog, every social network, every website, etc. So I pray that this is a mission accomplished for Carlos.

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2 Comments »

  1. this is beautiful. how does a man reach such insights. astonishing.

    Comment by ggw_bach — March 11, 2009 @ 11:11 pm | Reply

    • It is, isn’t it? I think he reached it the minute he stepped away from his computer and realized there was someone he wasn’t paying attention to.

      Comment by loudmouthprotestant — March 11, 2009 @ 11:13 pm | Reply


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