On Monday’s we like to draw your attention to certain aspects of the Scottish Women’s Convention. For the next few weeks we’ll be telling you a bit more about the range of Seminars that are on offer.
Name – Rachel Sloan
Lives – Edinburgh
What is the title of your seminar at the Scottish Women’s Convention?
Being godly online
What is the seminar about?
This seminar will be looking at how we behave as Christians online. We will look at the change the internet and social media platforms has made to our world and how we communicate with one another. We will explore the pitfalls and benefits of an increasingly online world. We will also investigate what the Bible has to say about our behaviour in this area.
Who is the seminar for?
Anyone and everyone! This session is not just for the ‘internet savvy’ as we all live in an increasing online world. All of us are living lives which are being shaped by social media, some of us more than others. But even if you don’t spend much time online you will have family members who will or you may be discipling someone who does. Do you know what the issues they face through online media and do you know how to encourage them to be godly in their behaviour.
Why is this area important?
There has been a fundamental shift in the way we communicate and more and more of us are using digital technology. As Christians we want to find a place where our use of digital technology is not just thoughtful and informed but it is informed by the Bible. We don’t want to be Christians who completely reject digital technology any more than we want to be those who embrace them without thinking. Instead we want to be disciplined in discerning to embrace what can be embraced and reject what can be rejected.
Besides your seminar, what one thing about the Scottish Women’s Convention are you looking forward to and why?
I think I am most looking forward to seeing women from all over Scotland coming together to learn from God’s word.