Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Being In the World, Yet Not of the World

Gavin brings our attention to God Tube, a Christian alternative to You Tube. It's an interesting idea. He writes:

jonathon in our workshops we have done with youth & adults, have brought to light things like the "blasphemy challenge" and other videos and blogs that do not promote the Kingdom of God. we've challenged those folks to treat their time on the internet as part of their spiritual practices and create content that offers alternatives of love and grace where the people are watching and listening. these separate sites, they provide alternatives, but in the world we live in, it is only doing the harm of separating people. if i remember correctly, we harvest the wheat with the weeds, or we loose the wheat...

check it out for yourself and let me know what you think. are we called to be "of the internet" or "in the internet?"

UPDATE: Jeff adds:

The way to be "in the world" but not "of the world" is not to recreate what the world does in a separate Jesus friendly area. That is not "in the world." Being in the world but not of the world means taking Christ to the Christless. It means putting Christian videos up on YouTube, not creating a GodTube just for our own purposes.

Indeed. It also means, among other things, visiting non-Christian blogs and engaging in conversation.

1 comment:

FreeThinker said...

Feel free to hop on over to my "non-Christian" blog and comment!