Could Social Media Be Destroying Community?

Despite all of the good that can be done with social media, this short, two-minute video has made me rethink how technology, while allowing us to connect with more people more broadly, may be preventing us from connecting to anyone very deeply. And notice how smartphones bring out the self-promotional narcissist in us. How far will this go? Where will it take us? Hopefully, it will, like the law, lead us to Jesus, revealing just how shallow and self-centered we are without the new life of the Spirit. Hopefully, it will drive us to genuine face-time with each other where life really happens, not just to a screen where life is recorded, but never really experienced. Of course, at the end of the day, the problem is not smartphones or technology, but the human heart. Everything warped and broken eventually shows us our need for the grace of God in Jesus.

What do you think? I’d love your feedback.