Most of us use some type of social media, whether it’s Facebook, Instagram, or the latest digital platform. So it’s likely that we’ve had the experience of scrolling through our feeds only to be surprised that a friend or follow has posted something that shocked us. Maybe it’s a comment about being pro-choice. Maybe it’s a post about immigration ethics that we disagree with. Or a shared news article on any given life topic that is warring with our biblical worldview. Whatever the situation, it calls for wisdom and discernment about whether to engage, or to just keep scrolling. In this episode, guest Sarah Gulseth, of KFUO Radio, walks us through some helpful considerations and gives us some guidelines for engaging life issues in a winsome way on social media.
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Bio: A proud Michigan native and fan of anything with the Mitten State on it, Digital Media Specialist Sarah Gulseth is also a lover of historical war movies and anything with the label PBS Masterpiece. An avid bicyclist and women’s biking advocate, she rides her bike to work year-round and has the massive bike clothing and accessory collection to prove it. If it’s the weekend, she and her husband Luther are probably out riding bikes, or finding the next awesome coffee shop to frequent, or rehearsing for the next choir concert. You may also find her down a new rabbit hole on Google, researching the latest random fact she found on social media, while eating an unhealthy amount of apples (Macintosh from Michigan, of course) and raw almond butter.
We believe that God is the author and sustainer of all life. We also know it can be hard to speak about the intrinsic value of that life when it feels like the world is trying to drown us out.
We’re right here beside you. In this podcast of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Life Ministry, we’re coming alongside one another as a community of Christ’s redeemed people, ones who are speaking up for and living out the sanctity of human life. Together we’ll explore life issues in a way that honors our heavenly Father’s value of human life, serves our neighbor, and connects us to others who are doing the same. Join us, so that together we can be friends for life.