Missionale kerkwees en die elektroniese sosiale media/Being a missional church and the social media

The tremendous increase in using the social media as interactive communication medium worldwide creates the opportunity for the Christian church to make a missional difference in favour of God's kingdom on earth. It also brings great challenges with it. This means that the way communication via...

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Published in: In die skriflig : tydskrif van die Gereformeerde Teologiese Vereniging Vol. 48; no. 1; p. 1
Main Authors: Martin J Lazenby, Cornelius J P Niemandt
Format: Journal Article
Language: Afrikaans
Published: Potchefstroom AOSIS (Pty) Ltd 01-01-2014
Subjects:
God
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Summary: The tremendous increase in using the social media as interactive communication medium worldwide creates the opportunity for the Christian church to make a missional difference in favour of God's kingdom on earth. It also brings great challenges with it. This means that the way communication via the mass social media is done, becomes of the utmost importance. The content as well as the manner in which the communication is conducted must be considered. This article aims at providing certain basic biblical-ethical principles for communicating in the mass social media that will serve the missional calling of the church. The point of departure is the Word of God. The basic focus of the argument is that the moral-ethical principles given to the believer in the Bible are of the utmost importance to give practical form to the kingdom of God on earth by means of horisontal communication via the social media. For the Christian believer the focus never falls on humanistic social communication as such, but always to glorify the image of God and thereby expand God's kingdom in this world.
ISSN: 1018-6441
2305-0853
DOI: 10.4102/ids.v48i1.1770