Twitter of Faith
Adam Cleaveland at pomomusings is soon to be ordained. Part of the ordination process involves submitting a page long ‘statement of faith’ summarising Adam’s take on what he believes. While he was thinking about this, he asked Twitter for advice.
If you don’t know what Twitter is, you can get a good description here. In short, though, Twitter is a microblogging service. Posts are limited to 140 characters. Once you sign up, you can choose to follow other twitterers. Depending on how you chose to receive updates, you’ll receive their posts. It’s a little bit like Facebook status updates, but far more flexible.
(If this Twitter thing sounds like the sort of thing you’d be into—and believe me, it’s more appealing than you might think—you can follow me here once you’ve signed up. Go on, you know you want to ;-))
Anyway, Adam asked Twitter (or, to use the lingo, ‘dropped a tweet’) for suggestions for his statement of faith. He got some, but somebody had the great idea of getting people to sum up their faith via Twitter: in other words, do it in 140 characters or less.
Adam got some pretty good replies out of that, many of which you’ll find here.
I’m thinking about my reply. What do I leave out? What do I include? How do I do it without sounding clichéd or sanctimonious?
What about you? Can you sum up your faith in 140 characters or less? If you’re on Twitter and you want to submit your thoughts, head over to Adam’s site for instructions. Oh, and don’t forget to leave a comment here!