How Social Media Saved the World

It cannot be understated that we are living through a history-making difficult time. Hundreds of thousands of people are falling victim to a global pandemic and everyone is else either staying home or acting brazenly stupid. It shouldn't be surprising, though, that one of the upshots of all of this is that there has been a rise in meme-making.

First defined by Richard Dawkins in 1976 as a cultural idea that takes on a life of its own and is passed down through generations much the same way that genes are, the word "meme" has itself taken on a life of its own to define pictures made and passed around on the Internet that often lampoon various aspects of life. I don't think I've seen any new memes in the past few days that weren't about the COVID-19 epidemic. But this isn't the first time a global catastrophe has been made fun of in what could be described as a "childish" fashion. In fact, one of the memes I've seen compared the uptick in Cor…

The Portal

A Time to Love is a web magazine that covers Christian relationships. It's basically all about Love. Faith and Hope probably make an appearance, but Love is, evidently, the greatest of these. Anyway, I have a column in this magazine! I guess it loosely has something to do with love since it's all about how we can reach out to different subcultures and love them with the love of Christ, but I'm just glad that my voice is being amplified a little more. It's called "The Portal" and it's right here. Go read about how we can reach out to those people who find their home on the Internet! And while you're there look around and find out what this mag is all about. You may just want to subscribe to it.

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