Ecclesiological Questions Arising from the Appropriation of Social Media by Christians

  • Polokelo Rantsudu University of Botswana
  • Lovemore Togarasei


The appropriation of social media and other media technologies by churches and Christians have resulted in the shift in the practice of Christianity. Through a review of existing literature, this article considers the Christian doctrine of ecclesiology. It traces the traditional understanding of the ekklesia from Jewish to early Christian times. It then outlines how individual Christians are using the social media and other digital technologies in their practice of religion. Having noted that the use of these media are changing the way people practice their Christian faith, the article ends by raising ecclesiological questions that seek further research on the meaning of the ekklesia today.