As Episcopal denizens of Twitter already know, this past week was the organizational meeting of the CCAB’s. I attended as a new member of the Standing Commission on Lifelong Christian Formation and Education.
As it often does, the appropriate role of social media was a topic for all of the assembled CCAB’s. There were a number of avid social media users present. There were a number of people who found the interwebs confusing and new.
I find the appropriate and sensitive use of social media, even and especially at gatherings like this, to be a great tool. (And, let’s be honest, an occasional stress/boredom/loneliness relief.) I’m working on more to say about a lot of this.
For now though, I want to share one result of our social media presence. A new Episcopalian followed the #ccab and posed about a question on twitter about which CCAB is dealing with disabilities. I saw this and connected the tweet with @gaycjen, the current President of the House of Deputies. This lead to an answer. Which lead to another person chiming in with this:
There are, and will always be, questions about social media and boundaries. About what should be shared and with whom. These are good questions and the Church needs to wrestle with them.
We need to wrestle with them because sometimes beautiful Godly things happen. And if our tradition teaches nothing else, beautiful Godly things are worth the struggle.