I get it and I agree. Social media is out of control. Bloggers and Tweeters give evidence of the works of the flesh far too often – more than we demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit.
Not just “them.” Not just the discernment bloggers and Twitter terrorists – all too often I speak before I think, and pray. That’s our burden, to do better. To show Jesus.
I do not deny the truth of the comments you are making.
But I do not think that all of the fault lies on our side alone.
1. The lack of transparency, the secrecy with which business is transacted in the SBC leads to a culture of distrust that pours fire on this social media trouble.
You bear guilt in that.
When financial records show that one of our entities is running deficits in the tens of millions but all requests for explanations are stonewalled, it creates an environment.
Don’t stand up and groan about the environment you help to create. Please take Morris Chapman’s motion seriously.
2. When we hear about all the wheelings and dealings behind the scenes about a job search and then you stand up and report how God directed your team through the search supernaturally, it creates distrust.
I don’t think I am asking for much. I agree that bloggers and other social media users have failed. We have done wrong.
Can you help us by changing the culture of secrecy, of hidden agendas, of political machinations?
You have a part to play in this too.