Explantion please… I have used twitter to meet, engage and exchange ideas with many different types of people doing real, hands on work building God’s kingdom. Twitter has also helped to meet and engage… well, other types of folks too.
At times I have taken some flak for not just engaging, but from actually following on twitter rappers, hard rockers, dancers… all kinds of folks. Folks outside of the “Christian” community. I have had other Christians unfollow me because I will engage in conversation with what Jesus called the “least of these.”
Matthew 25:40 And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me.’
If you twitter and are a Christian, please don’t disregard the chance to show somebody that being a Christian does not mean that you are religious just for the sake of religion. Show people that you are a Christ follower, and that you aren’t afraid to engage with people outside of what you consider “normal.” If the only people we needed to reach were Christians… well, we would still have our hands full. The chains of religion for religion’s sake are strong and hard to break, but for those that don’t know Christ we are meant to be the light that shows the path. If you don’t engage with folks in the dark, how will they ever see the light? Don’t just tweet to tweet. Twitter can be an extension of what the church is supposed to be… a way to reach the least of these.
And one other thing: It was ALL of our sins that nailed Christ to the cross. Mine and the rockers.
Just my .02