Social media is dead, how Facebook has changed, and the failure of the Jefferson Bible.
In this episode, I talk about the recent proliferation of articles and essays that speak to the negative side-effects of social media, and how this negativity can be discerned just by examining the ways in which social media has changed since ts inception. I also talk about the good news of God’s rest as found in Christ and why Thomas Jefferson’s “version” of the Bible was a complete and utter failure.
“How Connectivity Made Us Miserable,” Samuel D. James
“Another Week Ends: Social Media’s End and the Cost of Love,” Bryan Jarrell
“The Age of Social Media is Ending,” Ian Bogost
“Doubting Thomas: On Peter Manseau’s ‘The Jefferson Bible’,” Ed Simon
“Thomas Jefferson on Jesus,” Colin Brown and Craig A. Evans
Christless Christianity: The Alternative Gospel of the American Church, Michael Horton
Grace: So Much More Than You Know and So Much Better Than You Think, Brad J. Gray
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Intro music: “Explorers (Instrumental Version)” by The Midnight, The Midnight Music LLC, 2018.
Ad music: “Coffee Stains” by Finley, licensed under CC BY 4.0.