Twitter Theology

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.

Comments

Barry said…
You should listen to this lecture by DON TAPSCOTT on TVO's Big Idea
[http://www.tvo.org/TVO/WebObjects/TVO.woa?video?BI_Lecture_20090523_834124_DTapscott].

It may challenge some of your ideas, such as "But is the internet shaping people who never indwell a single, sustain reflection for long? Are we a generation of theological fast food addicts?"

Just thought you may be interested.
simon said…
Gerard Kelly is trying to tweet liturgy - he's also putting the results on his blog. Some of it's ok. But I find myself asking 'why?'
Anonymous said…
"Twitter ye not"!

Saint Frankie Howard
in Up Pompei!
Anonymous said…
"Twitter ye not"!

Saint Frankie Howard
in Up Pompei !
Anonymous said…
Please pardon my dittography, above.

Complete haplography would probably have been better.
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