What Would Jesus Twitter? Part 2

Michael is happy because he just ate a honey chili chicken.  Michael is sad because Liverpool just lost to Wigan Athletic.  It’s all about the status update.  Social networking revolves around the regular update of our status so that nosey people in our network can be aware of what we’re doing and how it’s impacting us emotionally.  It also fuels our own appetite for fame as we broadcast ourselves online to anyone who might be interested. We can update our status a gazillion times a day and reveal to others our ‘state’

I’ve recently discovered that the Bible also has ‘status’ as a main theme.  Whether it’s the story of the Tower of Babel where the people wanted to ‘make a name for themselves’ or whether it’s Jesus who ‘did not consider equality with God something to be grasped and took on the nature of a servant‘  I’m seeing status in many many passages as I read through scripture.  The prophet called Jonah and the evil city of Nineveh outwardly had radically different ways of living but inwardly their status was the same ‘rebellious and in need of rescue.’  The older brother and the prodigal son outwardly lived life in seemingly opposing ways but inwardly their status was the same ‘I’ll do whatever it takes to get the father’s stuff’.  Paul the apostle says that his status is unchanging no matter what is going on outwardly.

I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want..

And the writer to the Hebrews tells us that …

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.

It seems to me that that when it comes to social networking the Bible is far from silent and actually provides us with loads of teaching on how Christians should think about their status.  I believe that the underlying principle of scripture is that it matters little to God what you ‘say’ your status is or what you outwardly portray your status to be.  What counts is inside because..

… the LORD does not look at the things man looks at.  Man looks at the outward appearance but the LORD looks at the heart.”

So what would Jesus twitter?  the best answer to this question came from a pupil in an RE Lesson I was taking last week..



What Would Jesus Twitter? Part 1

I’ve recently been doing some stuff in schools about social networking and thought I’d post up a few thoughts over the next while about this phenomenon.  For starters here’s the Bible as twitter – I came across some of these on another guy’s blog last year..  Enjoy!

Adam is lonely, really lonely, naming animals…starting with A – Aardvark

Adam is the husband of the most beautiful woman in the world. Okay, she’s the only one, but she isn’t wearing any clothes

Noah is really hating elephant dung and those two chimps are trying my patience

Joseph has lost his favorite coat.

Moses is walking through the Red Sea…no, really.

Samson is growing his hair long again

David is really glad the pretty girl moved in next door. Staying home from work today.

Solomon is writing Songs that all the boys want to read

Job is sick of his friend’s advise

Daniel is petting the lions

Nehemiah is building a big wall…be done in about 7 weeks.

John the Baptist is eating locusts and wild honey and looking for the One whose shoes I am not worthy to tie

Peter is walking on water-oops, not anymore

Zacchaeus is in a tree looking for Jesus

Jesus is leaving the 99 behind and looking for 1