Fame, Shame and Social Media: Missional Insights for Youth Ministry
Online social media, Shaming, Church work with youth
"Social media shapes and saturates youth and adult identities. A stupid status update, a controversial selfie or a ill -conceived tweet may precipitate an avalanche of shaming. A single click can begin to destroy a person’s reputation. America is morphing into a ‘fame-shame” culture. Reviewing public shaming in history informs our understanding of shaming today. Missiological research in traditional societies and honor-shame studies in scripture provide insights for ministry today. In this paper, our ‘fame-shame” culture is examined through the lenses of social media, scripture and missional analysis. A salvific paradigm contextualized for the frame-shame culture is presented as the most effective response to the cyber grip of social media shaming."
Journal of Youth Ministry
Religion and Biblical Languages
Russell, Glenn, "Fame, Shame and Social Media: Missional Insights for Youth Ministry" (2017). Faculty Publications. 739.