Why I’m on Facebook

Last week I got this note from a “friend” on Facebook:

I just want to thank you for accidently adding me on here. You have so much faith, that it gives me faith. So, thank you 🙂

Crazy story here… I was trying to add a friend from Pennsylvania and accidentally misspelled her name. The result? I befriended another person. Someone I didn’t know. Now I get this note from her… someone I don’t even know.


I love Facebook for the following reasons:

  • It allows me to interact with all kinds of people. I have friends who drive trucks. I have friends who are gay (one is a trapeze artist in Las Vegas). I have friends who are fundamentalist Christians. I have friends who are not Christians. I have friends who are old. I have friends who are young. I have friends who are black. I have friends who are white. I have friends who travel around the world. I have friends who work in fast food joints.
  • It allows my friends to interact with each other. Often times my friends have pretty vigorous debates about something I’ve said. I love it.
  • It allows me to be a pastor to people I’ve never met. Just last week I spent some time talking with a lady who’s husband has violated her trust in a very significant way.
  • It allows me to see how other people live.
  • It allows other people to see how I live.

So I really like Facebook. It’s an online community that I’m proud to be part of for these reasons.

How about you? Are you on Facebook? If so, send me a friend request.

I’d also love to hear what you love about Facebook.

One thought on “Why I’m on Facebook

  1. Had an interesting conversation about this sort of technology robbing us of 1. ever having to think for ourselves or 2. ever having to be alone/quiet. I guess any technology has its upsdes and its downsides. I wonder of they ever had symposiums on the “deterioration of society/ministry due to the use of olivepresses in modern Palestine” [or replace the word olivepress with some other technology that was “new”]. We can be distracted and busy about so many things …. keep the first things first Paul

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