The speed at which what once seemed like sophisticated technology has become child’s play is staggering. “Junior shows grandpa how to send emails” is how the tabloids might celebrate it. But what effect does the highly egocentric universe of cyberspace have on the relationships to self.
John Bell is a hymn-writer, Church of Scotland minister and member of the Iona Community. He broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day, and lectures at theological colleges worldwide. His most recent book is Ten Things They Never Told Me About Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide To a Larger Christ.