When you read the title of this Blog and you came across the acronym, “T.G.I.F.” what came to your mind? If you were born in the 80s like me, perhaps a picture of Steve Erkel comes to mind? If you are a little older than me (or a little younger) perhaps the restaurant T.G.I.F. Fridays comes to mind?
Recently I read an article written in my weekly Anglican Mission News feed from their Winter Conference (click here for entire article). At one point in the article Dr. Len Sweet called Christ followers to, ”Learn the language of today’s “TGIF” generation (Twitter, Google, iPhone and Facebook).” Social media like the Internet is not going away any time soon. In fact, both will evolve and change with advancements in technology and education.
Christians neither should consider T.G.I.F. to be the only form of language nor forsake meeting together physically for the convenience (and dangers) that a Web-streamed service can bring. Consider T.G.I.F. not to be a language, but a dialect or medium to convey the Gospel. Think of T.G.I.F. as the 21st century translation of letter writing (which also could be complex rhetorically).
What are some of your thoughts, concerns, or ideas about T.G.I.F.?