Reggie: Why do you think social media is important?
Jon: If you care about people then it matters. The church is behind.
Reggie: What can we do to catch up?
Jon: Don’t be afraid to say, “I don’t know.” Go where your community is. You don’t have to be everywhere in social media. Just go where your people are. Don’t establish an “online personality.” Be one person. Then ask, “What kinds of problems can you solve?”
Hope is infectious. Hope goes viral.
Reggie: How did social media change your life?
Jon: started StuffChristiansLike.com as a way to critique Christians copying stuff (ripping stuff off). It became something like the mustard seed. You don’t need to know where it’s going. God knows.
Reggie: How do you lean into leaders to stop beating each other online.
Jon: I wish Christian hate mail was an oxymoron. When we wound other Christians online, you lose ability to speak love and hope later.
Rejecting social media is like saying, “I don’t like hills, so I won’t go hear Jesus speak.”
Fear fears community.