To tweet or ponder?

Earlier this month, an article was published in the New York Times reporting that Christian leaders have a disproportionate amount of influence on twitter. Though they have far fewer followers than mega stars like Justin Bieber and Katy Perry, their ‘tweeps’ respond and retweet far more often.

There’s not much analysis of why this might be – which I think deserves looking into – but I have written an article on the Newfrontiers theology blog responding to a line towards the end (having been challenged to by a friend, on twitter, of course!). The article states that:

Mrs. Stevens [a church pastor] noted that there was a passage in the Scriptures in which Mary, upon learning from an angel that she was going to have a baby, “pondered these things in her heart.”

It is a line that Mrs. Stevens said she thought of often in the age of Twitter: “How do you know the difference when you should ponder something in your heart versus when you should tweet it?”

What do I think? And what does it have to do with Liam Thatcher’s feet? Find out here.

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  1. lisarrrr
    on Jun 15th at 3:32 pm

    This was a very interesting article. Thanks for sharing the link. I don’t have Twitter, but I do have Facebook. I can say that I don’t share every personal and private thought I have on there just because I tend to filter myself a lot. I wish some of the people I have as friends would do the same thing. Maybe I need to start culling my list too.

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