The great thing about going to a seminary is that we are all Christians and we are all brothers and sisters in the great big family of God. Naturally, I know everyone on campus. I’ve met a lot of people in my classes and know all of their first names.
But I don’t know anything else besides that. That’s okay because that is all I need to know to find them on Facebook or Twitter and friend them.
It’s cool to see how God is working in their lives. It’s even cooler to like all their pictures and statuses. Sure, they probably don’t remember me but once they see my Christ-approved profile pic and Romans 3:23 banner, they’ll remember that I’m that suave guy from Systematic Theology. The one that sits up front and asks tons of questions so I can help enrich the class for my fellow peers.
The other great perk, at least for single seminary guys, is it allows the opportunity to meet a lot of girls. I bet they totally love posts talking about Pokemon and how there’s a midnight release for the next Star Wars movie and how they are totes dressing up. Which is why it’s easy for single seminary gals to find out who is in their class and which ones they can, or cannot, talk about Ryan Gosling with.
Ah, the joys of social media. But…
Now that I think about it, I only know a few things about the people in my class. Maybe all these friends, followers and connections online are superficial and just give the illusion that I know a lot of people. Maybe I should introduce myself to more people, in person, and really get to know who is in the G-O-D FAM. Really see who enjoys Starbucks or home-brewed coffee.
Maybe we could even get together and share some of our favorite Bible verses instead of yelling them out to the internet in hopes for 10+ likes.
Well, time to look at my class roster for my new class and add them all on Facebook.