Any sophisticated communication happened on their terms, through their men.But the invention of moveable type erased that world from history.For the most part, the Internet is a democratic place.It has connected billions of people, made publishers of us all, and has played a (debated) role in revolutions across the globe.Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Through Jesus we may even call him 'Abba Father'.The apostle Paul writes in 2 Corinthians : "Do not be yoked together with unbelievers." We believe that this warning also applies to marriage, and that it's better for Christians not to marry non-believers.The two began spitballing ideas, and the result was something called Date Harvard Square.That service initially connected Harvard men with single women in the area; the site later expanded to allow Harvard women, gay men, and lesbians to join, too.
On one level it brings people closer, however, does it also distance people?According to its website, Ivy Connect aims to establish a “dynamic private members community across 50 global cities, with 10,000 hand-selected members in each location.” Currently live in New York, with roughly 2,000 members and what one employee calls “a healthy waitlist,” Ivy Connect brings together a young urban professional elite for parties, excursions, and TED-style talks.Ivy Connect co-founder Beri Meric says he always liked connecting people.Jesus spoke about marriage in Mark 10:9: "Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate." It shows how much God values marriage.Sadly, it also shows our brokenness, when we review the divorce rate, even among Christians.On the day I joined the club, there were 200 million people with email accounts. The internet has transformed the way we think about ourselves - the groups we belong to, the information we know, the people we date, and even our sexual fantasies.The story of this decade is the story - in all its strange sinews - of the World Wide Web.The Internet still costs money to access conveniently, and the digital divide remains a reality, but few can contest that on balance, the Internet’s forces have been on the side of inclusion, rather than exclusion.Bucking bravely against this egalitarian trend is Ivy Connect, a social network predicated on the idea that you might just not be good enough to join.However, who other than our Creator knows best how we can flourish and fully achieve our purpose?The Bible teaches us that God wants the best for us: "For I know the plans I have for you — declares the LORD.