Facebook activism

A thought from my friend Doug Paul:

“Here’s a quote from Malcolm Gladwell that was in The New Yorker that I think is pretty provocative:

‘Facebook activism succeeds not by motivating people to make a real sacrifice but by motivating them to do the things that people do when they are not motivated enough to make a real sacrifice.’

Doesn’t that seem to echo a lot of solutions the church is giving these days for our massive problem with discipleship and mission? We make the bar so unbelievably low for people that they’ll step over it just so we can say they are in. They aren’t actually disciples and our churches aren’t actually missional. We’ve just lowered the bar enough so we can say they are.”


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