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the christian vocation in the digital age

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Bongbong Tajon

on 23 January 2014

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Transcript of the christian vocation in the digital age

Paradoxical Effects of Technology in the Digital Generation
Christian Discipleship in the Digital Age
Indicators:
FIDELITY
to Christian Lifestyle
CREDIBLE
EFFECTIVE
AFFECTIVE
prayer life
sacramental life
knowledge
understanding
proclaim of the Word of God
profess it in your "way of life"
be careful how you live your life, because for some people, it may be the only Bible that they will ever read.
born out of charity
REAL
VIRTUAL
UNITIVE
DIVISIVE
CONNECTS
ISOLATES
EQUALITY
INEQUALITY
YOU need to clarify how YOU are playing YOUR part as
GUIDE FOR OTHERS
as they navigate between good and evil, between holiness and sinfulness, between Christ and the world
In other words,
"YOU" convey YOUR "BEING" CHRISTIAN,
i.e. your being a DISCIPLE of CHRIST!
When "YOU" use the internet, i.e. when you post at Facebook , Youtube, or any web site,

when "YOU" send a text message or make a call,

"YOU" convey not only "information" and "knowledge"
More importantly,
"YOU" convey to the world "YOURSELF"
,
i.e. who you are, what you do, how you live your life, your principles and beliefs, etc.
Human Being's
DEEPEST DESIRES
fullness of

LIFE
,
e.g. eternal life, life without sickness

(material)
fullness of

M
EANING
(power)
fullness of
LOVE
(relationship)
motivated by the needs for . . .
the DESIRES of a CHRISTIAN
is motivated by the spirit of
STEWARDSHIP . . .
GENEROSITY
LOVE
COMMUNION
conversion of heart,
i.e. being configured to Jesus
commitment to service "in Christ" & "with Christ"
fruit of real freedom,
i.e. a relatedness that is not forced but freely embraced
the CHRISTIAN VOCATION
in the
DIGITAL AGE
. . .

(a.k.a.)
CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP in the Digital Generation

YOU need to determine how
YOUR GENEROSITY
measures with God's generosity
YOU need to think of how YOU play our part as the
LIGHT OF THE WORLD
". . . The things on the face of the earth are created for the human beings, to help them in the pursuit of the end for which they are created."
(St. Ignatius' "Spiritual Exercise # 23")
Questions for Reflection and Prayer:
What are my favorite electronic gadgets (cellular phone, ipod, tablet, ipad, etc.)? Why?

What are my favorite electronic/ on-line games? Why?

What are my favorite TV/ on-line shows? Why?
As a Christian (or disciple of Christ), what are the ways in which I will be able to use the electronic gadgets for the
proclamation of the Word of God
and the
profession of my Christian faith
?

How can I make other people know Jesus Christ and become close to Him?
noon!
ngayon!
What influences the way we use electronic gadgets?
OPPORTUNITIES
ABUSES
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