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In light of this concerning trend, Paul David Tripp provides invaluable guidance to believers, urging them to approach digital media and technology from a gospel-centred perspective. Tripp points them towards a biblically grounded framework for communication, encouraging them to consider how God intends the church to engage with the world and with fellow believers. By wisely reflecting on their interactions and striving to be shining examples of love and grace, Christians can serve as beacons of light in an age tainted by toxicity.
Reflections by Readers in Malaysia
1. "Reactivity: Rethinking with Social Media" Podcast with Paul Tripp
In this podcast series, Paul Tripp advises believers to approach digital media and technology from a gospel-centred perspective. He emphasises the importance of using a biblical framework for communication and sheds light on how God desires the church to interact with both the broader culture and fellow believers. Tripp urges Christians to exercise wisdom in their online interactions and serve as positive influences amidst a culture marked by negativity. The podcast consists of 8 episodes. Available on Spotify, Apple Podcast and Youtube.
2. Social Media: A Battle of Narrative - An Article by Jevon Gasali
This thought-provoking article delves into the complex world of social media and its impact on our lives. Drawing parallels to Eve's encounter with the forbidden fruit, it examines how our interpretations of the narratives we consume online shape our self-worth, beliefs, and actions. Highlighting the constant battle between the truth of the Bible and societal pressures, the article urges readers to be mindful of the narratives they engage with and seek a deeper understanding of their true identity and worth. It serves as a powerful reminder that social media can either amplify or distort our perception of reality, emphasizing the need to navigate it with discernment and a firm grounding in God's word.
3. The Wisdom Pyramid: Feeding Your Soul in a Post-Truth World - A book by Brett McCracken
In a world flooded with addictive information, Brett McCracken presents the "Wisdom Pyramid." Drawing inspiration from the food pyramid, it guides us to prioritize enduring, trustworthy sources like the Bible, while moderating consumption of unreliable ones such as social media. By reorienting our lives around God, we can find true health and wisdom in an era of toxic media.
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