TikTok, a short form video social media platform, has become a home for Christian evangelism and discipleship. But sharing the Gospel online cannot replace sharing it in real life. The key lesson here is to allow new technologies to do what they can do, but not expect them to do what they cannot do. The internet can disperse sermons and teaching materials like no other platform the world has ever seen. It cannot be the kind of gathering place required for church.
Our culture’s disdain for and impatience with the disabled is just another example of what happens when life is devalued. Sometimes, it’s overt and cruel and other times, it takes the form of regarding those with disabilities as burdens and annoyances.