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Sharenting the Transfiguration Matthew 17:1-9

Sharenting the Transfiguration

The Transfiguration is confirmation that listening to Jesus is the right thing to do.


Sharenting is the overuse of social media by parents to share photos of their children. For these parents, nothing is too banal and uninteresting; the world must see. In today’s gospel text, we find a positive example of sharenting.



For material based on today’s OT text, see “Take Two Tablets,” February 3, 2008.


You’re on Facebook or Instagram and notice a friend sharing photos of her 2-year-old at the beach pouring sand over his head, and those of his sisters.

Another friend has a photo of his 9-year-old daughter on a John Deere tractor plowing the back 40.

The photos don’t stop — sonograms, bathtub photos and children eating cereal, performing magic tricks, taking a pratfall on the sidewalk, learning to ride a bicycle, spitting up on grandpa. Parents usually have a smartphone handy to snap a photo, edit it with a Chrome filter or something and then post it on social media.

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