At the CGCS blog, Greg Mathias continues his series on social media and the Great Commission. Here’s an excerpt from his most recent post on the missionary’s use of social media:
There is a level of wisdom a missionary in a restricted access country needs to assume, but there is also a level of arrogance, fear, and naiveté that this type of language exposes. First, abbreviations and using clever symbols in your words are not difficult to figure out. Second, security can be a well-crafted covering for fear. Additionally, I wonder if this “James Bond for Jesus” mentality is a twisted self-importance. Does the missionary think too highly of himself and too little of God? We need to be careful and not be so “secure” that nobody back home or among your people know that you are a Christian.