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Don't Get Stoned Like Steven - my latest on Catholicmom.com

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Sorry for the light blogging last week as I prepared for my harpsichord/flute concert at my church last week. I did manage to crank out one article for Catholicmom and it's live right now!  Check it out.

Here's an excerpt: 


In the Acts of the Apostles, we revisit the martyrdom of Saint Stephen at the hands of a very perturbed Sanhedrin. In fact, we read that they

“were infuriated, and they ground their teeth at him.”

Stephen’s crime was in recounting of all the ways they were just like their ancestors in rejecting the holy prophets of God that had come before them.

Even without stones, Christians online get knocked down all the time on social media. It’s not uncommon for an unpopular point of view to result in an account getting restricted, blocked, or removed. Friends and fans unfollow or unfriend feeds. It’s a tough world out there in cyberspace! But even before the posts and tweets get to that point, some of the conversations in social media are brutal. The art of civility just isn’t there.

So how can a Christian post a viewpoint without getting figuratively stoned? Here are 11 suggestions:  
Click here to read the rest. 






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