Social Media Sunday, June 29Remember the story of Jesus feeding 5,000 people with a couple of loaves of bread and a few fish? His ministry went viral thousands of years before Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, the Internet, computers or, for that matter, the printing press, had occurred to anyone. Centuries ago, Jesus, just walking around and talking with ordinary people (and performing a few extraordinary miracles here and there as if a common place activity), attracted huge numbers of followers. Today we have so many avenues of communication that allow us to share the Gospel, but with a 24/7 news cycle, pop-up ads on Google and endless sources of information and trivia, all available on our smart phones, we often find it hard to cut through the clutter. But the message about our redemption by a Savior, born 2,000 years ago in Bethlehem, is still worth stopping to hear. The show-stopping good news remains vital: Jesus died on a cross and rose from the dead so that we no longer have to live under the law: we can have the assurance of eternal life. So here are some questions for those of us who live in this age of constant and instant communication: can we convey that message in just a 140 characters? Can we really live tweet about the sermon in church?