>"The Internet Is My Religion"

>I think this is an important video, telling the story about how one man’s faith in God is replaced (to some extent) by the internet.  It’s where religion becomes the interconnectedness of separate individuals working for good.  There are a lot of very Christian themes that come through this talk and I think it’s an important video to watch.

It might make you tear up.

It might make you want to tell him all about Jesus.

It might make you wonder where the church is in the story.

It might help you see technology in a new way.

You might just agree with everything he says.

(Also, know that you might be asked to offer up an email address in order to watch more than about five minutes of it.)

HT/Matthew Paul Turner

http://cdn.livestream.com/embed/pdf2011?layout=4&clip=pla_8a026681-a944-4459-a735-6ff526f72b5a&autoplay=false

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2 thoughts on “>"The Internet Is My Religion"

  1. >Wow! Powerful and dramatic story of this young man's spiritual and physical journey. I am struck by how others outside of Christianity will create and articulate a theology for a new generation if we do not. Bringing God into the internet discussion is a powerful tool to justify it being at the center of our lives. How would others hear us talk of internet fasts? It would be like abandoning God! Subtle but dangerous teaching going on here.

  2. >I love your sentence, "I am struck by how others outside of Christianity will create and articulate a theology for a new generation if we do not." Perhaps Mr. Gilliam's church upbringing wasn't able to articulate a meaningful theology for him. Could we United Methodists do any better? Could I?

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