Do we pursue online relationships because we fear offline ones?
Chris, this article was a great way to finish the series. Thank you for this. The parasocial element is incredibly bothersome, something I've found myself guilty of as well. I remember the moment I found myself convicted of this, struggling because my engagement with a Christian thinker was going ignored. Then I realized, "Why do I care so much?"
For the record, I doubt you'd agree with my conclusion, but I did cite you in an article of mine that was publisehd over the weekend: https://www.thecommonpolitic.com/articles/for-the-love-of-god-and-neighbor-delete-your-social-media-accounts/ Thank you for doing this series.