All tagged Social Media

Learning to Read

I have said this before, but I am convinced the vast majority of a PhD is learning to read. Yes, yes, I know that to do a PhD you need to know how to read before you get here. However, what I mean is that in doing a PhD you learn how to read someone sympathetically. It is a skill I thought I had, but one I have realized I need to hone more and more each day.

Time and Immediacy

Bavinck sets a pretty standard definition for the work of theology: 'The study of God and all things in relation to God.' 'All things' in this definition includes time. This is why Bavinck says that the job of the theologian is to stand outside of history, to ascend 'into the heights of eternity.'

Keeping Busy with Nothing

I will admit that I am probably on social media too much. I have said to Taryn more than once, that I want to just cut it all off. The only reason I don't, is because of family and friends to whom I want to stay connected. Because of this, I haven't disconnected from all my different social media platforms, but I am attempting to learn how to use them better.

They Are Not Your Pastor

Since moving to Edinburgh, I have grown accustom to walking. The minimum distance on a weekday that I walk is three miles, most days I walk more than that. This means that I have a lot of time on my hands. I was trying to figure out what the best thing to do with this time could be, and it came to me... podcasts.

Friends

Having lived overseas a couple different times, I have found that life can get quite lonely. Interestingly, when I first moved out of the US, social media was starting to take off. It seemed like a great way to stay connected to friends. Yet as time has gone on what I have found is that instead of bringing people together, more often than not social media pushes us apart.