Acting Like Jesus in the Age of Internet Trolls



By Kelvey Vander Hart

I’m a writer, and therefore, used to digital criticism, insults, and the occasional threat.

If I didn’t write social and political commentary, it would probably be more of an anomaly. However, we are a greatly divided people who continually find ourselves in heated conversation over those very topics, and that translates to the digital world. It is common to open up Twitter just to find myself on the receiving end of nasty comments.

Internet trolls are discouraging, and it is easy to want to fight fire with fire. Yet, I follow Christ, and thus, even my digital encounters should reflect Him. How can that be accomplished?

Here’s what I’ve learned about acting like Jesus in the age of internet trolls: ...

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