Not only has Instagram planted itself firmly onto the social media landscape, but it's become an established part of the daily practices and habits of our lives. With a third of US 14-34s now apparently using Instagram and over 300,000,000 users worldwide, the photo-editing and sharing app has become a household name as well as an online phenomenon.
But why is Instagram so popular and how should we be engaging with it?
That’s what Filtered Grace is all about.
In a series of short reflections, Robin Ham suggests the Christian worldview both makes sense of Instagram's prevalence, as well as speaking compellingly into Instagram culture's aches and longings. Drawing on themes like common grace, redemption, sin, worship and identity, Filtered Grace seeks to help us affirm the good, examine our own hearts, and critically engage with an app and activity that has become a staple part of our lives.
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'Filtered Grace' Contents:
Introduction: My Instagram Confessional
1: A Picture’s Worth A Thousand Words and A Billion Dollars: The Story Behind Instagram
2: Sharing is Declaring: How Instagram Shows We Were Made To Praise
3: Being Where We Are: Social Media & Learning Creatureliness
4: I Selfie Therefore I Am: Putting Me In The Frame
5: Fingerprints on the Screen: ‘Gramming with Gratitude
6: Conceal, Don’t Feel: Living in a World of Salvation by Filter
7: Beautiful Bodies, Hungry Eyes & Disordered Desires
8: God’s Selfie and Why Seeing is Not Always Believing