Social media gets a bad rap—often deservedly so—for being a horrible place to discuss nuanced or controversial issues. But I think real dialogue is possible even on Twitter and Facebook. Case in point, I had two good, constructive conversations on social media with people who disagree with me on gay marriage.
To further my point, I wanted to highlight some of the best reaction tweets I saw from Christian leaders. These individuals stood firm on their convictions, both about marriage and how to engage other people made in God’s image.
On the wrong side of history? We started on the wrong side of history—a Roman Empire and a cross. Rome’s dead and Jesus is fine.
— Russell Moore (@drmoore) June 26, 2015
Marriage as God defines it in Scripture is a beautiful illustration of the Gospel. The Gospel shines best when in contrast to darkness. — D.A. Horton (@da_horton) June 26, 2015
— Facts & Trends (@FactsAndTrends) June 26, 2015
Love does win, and He has a name. — J.D. Greear (@jdgreear) June 26, 2015
God is still on His throne and God’s invitation to humanity hasn’t changed: “I am the Lord your God. I love you. Repent. Follow me.”
— Eugene Cho (@EugeneCho) June 26, 2015
The courts decision reminds us of our true citizenship (Phil. 3:20). It’s not here, but we get to lovingly navigate people through this… — Jerome Gay Jr. (@jeromegay) June 26, 2015
The Supreme Court has not “extended” marriage to some. It just “redefined” marriage for everyone.
— Trevin Wax ن (@TrevinWax) June 26, 2015
I get feeling some folks think court’s opinion is final say. They’re going to be so surprised to meet people outside their bubble. — Mollie (@MZHemingway) June 26, 2015
May we display the gospel more clearly in our marriages as we declare the gospel more compassionately in our culture.
— David Platt (@plattdavid) June 26, 2015
Just a reminder: The Supreme Court can rule in accord with the truth or in opposition to the truth. The Court can’t *change* the truth. — Ryan T. Anderson (@RyanTAnd) June 26, 2015
One positive? We never again have to debate whether America us a Christian nation, right?
— Dave Miller (@davemiller7) June 26, 2015
— ERLC (@ERLC) June 26, 2015
What were some of the best tweets you saw?