E: 8 Social Media and Your Faith

Social Media and Your Faith 

Social Media is affecting our culture every day, and believers aren’t immune to its influence. How do we as Christians engage in social media with a Biblical worldview, and how do we equip our children to navigate the good, the bad, and the ugly of social media? Today, Melanie Cogdill joins Karen Hodge to discuss social media and how it intersects with your faith.

Discussion Questions

  • What is the importance of apologetics for Christians?
  • What are some of the good things Melanie cites coming from social media?
  • What does “FOMO” mean? How could that be a bad thing?
  • What has been your experience with the bad or the ugly side of social media? Have you been hurt by it? Have you been too engrossed in it?
  • Melanie says, “We need to keep the main thing the main thing.” How does your stewardship of social media help you to focus on God, or does it distract you from a whole-hearted pursuit of God? Is there anything you need to change?

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About the Speaker:

Melanie Cogdill

Melanie Cogdill has been a CDM Women’s Ministry Trainer since 2001. She is also managing editor of the Christian Research Journal, a bi-monthly Christian apologetics magazine specializing in in-depth research of religions, New Atheism, origins (design, theistic evolution, naturalism), aberrant Christian movements and teachings, ethical issues, general apologetics, and cultural apologetics (film, television, media, technology, and literature). Its goal is to equip the body of Christ in doctrine, discernment, defense of the Christian faith and discipleship. She lives in Charlotte, NC, and is married with two sons.

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