From the May/June, 2012 issue of Touchstone
education About Face by Steve Baarendse

About Face

Why I’m Not on Facebook: An Open Letter to Christian College Students

by Steve Baarendse

Recently I visited an old college friend. He said half-jokingly that it was his mission in life to get me onto Facebook, so we spent some time scrolling through a list of our mutual friends on his iPhone. He made a valiant effort to convert me, and I must say it was tempting, but I remain a Facebook conscientious objector. This put me to thinking: Why am I so reluctant to open a Facebook account, when one out of eight people on this planet has seen the benefits of joining the world’s largest circle of friends?

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