In the most recent issue of the Christian Renewal, there is an article on Facebook. The article is "The Facebook Phenomenon: Is that really you in cyberspace?" and it graces the front page.
The article is nothing short of a disgrace. The author clearly has no technical background and is almost totally unfamiliar with any theory of online community growth and development. The author doesn't even appear to have a basic understanding of human communities in a general sense. Peppered with "Christianese," it pretends to seriously discuss the perceived problems of Facebook. Instead, all it does is reinforce technophobia >snip< using phrases like "religion of technology... adherents to this religion" and so on.
At some point, I plan to write a rebuttal. I may even write a whole series of articles dealing with technology and its proper use in the church. >snip< Spiritually well-grounded Christians should not be afraid of something that can be a very effective tool for spreading the Gospel.
And that's ALL it is.
Edits made on July 21, 2007