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Ever thought about how social media is influencing you and your spiritual life? Join E.Z. and Oscar in an engaging conversation with esteemed guest, Nathan W. Bingham, Vice President of Ministry Engagement for Ligonier Ministries, on the perks and pitfalls of social media. They share personal tales from the heartwarming to the hilarious, all while discussing the evolving role of social media and its impact on community, worship, and spiritual growth.
Social media has changed the way we interact with each other and the world. Its rapid evolution has resulted in a seismic shift in how we communicate, consume information, and even worship. The digital landscape is a complex maze that requires careful navigation, and social media devices can have a discipling effect, making it crucial to be mindful of who influences us. Nathan offers insights into digital time management, shares his own journey from Australia to Florida, and his significant encounter with Dr. R. C. Sproul. They also touch on the potential of social media in promoting faith-based global connections.
Finally, they tackle the sensitive topic of teen mentoring in this digital age. Listen as they discuss Jonathan Haidt's research into the addictive nature of social media and its impact on young minds. Looking at the conscious choices made by Nathan and his family regarding technology use and social media, the group hopes to trigger thoughtful discussions on the topic. Ending on a reflective note, they explore how smart devices and social media can be used for the glory of God and share Nathan's personal encounter with God's holiness through online messages. Tune in for a captivating discussion on the intricacies of social media and its place in our spiritual lives.
This episode was recorded at NRB 2023 International Christian Media Convention in Orlando, Florida.
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