International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 5, Issue 12 (2018)

Digital slavery in social media usage challenging the realities of theology and praxis of liturgical silence in worship


John E Efiong, Victoria E John-Efiong

This paper examines the pervasive impacts of digitization on the church, with focus on Methodist Church Nigeria. Using descripto-analytical method, data from the International Telecommunications Union; Internet World Stats and State of the Nigerian Church are discussed. The paper identifies Nigeria as the highest Internet consumer in Africa and the Christian community a significant social media subscriber in Nigeria. It reveals that uncontrolled social media use during worship interferes with solemnity, posing a challenge to the theology and sanctity of liturgical silence in worship as Methodist praxis. Technology use re-examination, attitudinal re-orientation and self-control during worship are recommended.
Pages : 119-126