Sari-sari Takeaways 7/22

Is Social Media that bad?

Ever wondered if social media is really making the world a better place? Not everything is bad news. Micheal Hyatt gives 4 upsides of social media. “…critics tend to only see the negative end of the tradeoff, blow things out of proportion, and then fail to even notice the positives,” Michael adds.

To summarize the 4 reasons, he argues that:

(1) Social media encourages people to be generous. Those who attract more followers are not the takers, but selfless about their ideas, resources and knowledge.

(2) Social media is often destroyed by the argument of narcissism, but he argues that healthy individuals, this phenomenon leads to more self-awareness rather than empty self-centeredness.

(3) Virtual relationships can help real friendships because they “help us stay current with and connected to the people that matter most to us.” (4) He cites that people tend to only report good things in social which is interpreted as negative by many, but Michael argues that positive experiences can “contribute to a high level of overall happiness..”

Michael finds it inspiring to see other people use social media in order to grow professionally, relationally, and personally. He also adds, “I’ve been on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram since 2007, 2008, and 2011. I’ve seen plenty of negative things, but I can’t say even one of them was caused by WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.”

Entrepreneurship and the free market conquers the Jacket world

Kickstarter fundraiser Baubax raises more than 1 Million for its all-in-one jacket-that’s more than 45 times it the supposed goal of $20,000. It basically has everything you need for travel, business or leisure, plus it comes in 4 styles. The magical mixture of inventiveness, style and problem-skill made this project able to kill bigtime. This is the power of decentralized market, creativity and entrepreneurial startup empowerment system.

Not sure about spending your money? Challies gives 4 introspecting questions

Quoting John Wesley, he writes that Wesley considered the value of introspection and  understood that he was accountable to God for the way he used each and every penny. One of the questions is “In spending this money, am I acting as if I owned it, or am I acting as the Lord’s trustee?” He quotes Wesley as a person who always wanted to check his own heart to make sure that when he took out his wallet, it was with an understanding that he would be spending God’s money on God’s behalf. The rest of the questions here.

Finding Love in the church as a Gay Christian
Wesley Hill, author Washed And Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality (Zondervan, 2010), released new book Spiritual Friendship: Finding Love in the church as a Gay Christian. In this book, Hill focuses on the solution that every single man with homosexual feelings should need to develop- friendship. “Single Christians, particularly those who are gay and celibate, may find it is a form of love to which they are especially called.”

Sari-sari is a Filipino word which means assorted. This is an effort to share a Biblical perspective and response to various things happening around, together with an insight from a Biblical standpoint.

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