March 21, 2011
Pastors ‘pasturing’ their flock?
Last week, as Lent began I noticed more than a few friends saying goodbye to Facebook for the next month. Social media is the new chocolate or booze—it can be addicting and it’s something identifiable that can be given up for Lent.
Social media, however, has for a few years now been helping people engage spiritually. That’s why a San Francisco pastor told NPR that people shouldn’t give up social media for Lent if it helps them grow spiritually.
That makes sense. The transcript of that interview didn’t:
I think that’s pastoring, not pasturing, though the concept is humorous.