I have been encouraged to share theological reflections on Twitter. I thought about it. I even tried it this morning. Then I thought, 'No! You cannot do theology one sentence at a time' (unless you are the writer of Proverbs or an Indian mystic). You cannot even develop an argument on twitter beyond the most truncated kind of soundbiteism.
I am seriously worried that Christian reflection is becoming more and mote bite-sized in this online era. Perish the thought that anyone should have to concentrate for longer than a paragraph or two!
Still Twitter can serve to point people to more substantive discussions. I guess that beyond aphorisms that is a useful role it can play in theological discussion. I am not anti-Twitter, I am just trying to work out what it is good and what it is bad for.
But is the internet shaping people who never indwell a single, sustain reflection for long? Are we a generation of theological fast food addicts?
I think that's long enough for now. I'll post another hot dog soon.