One day, I looked up and realized I didn’t mention that I was a Christian in my Twitter bio.
I didn’t do this on purpose, but I have enjoyed the random doses of judgment about the state of my very soul this often earns me from other Christians.
Granted, about 50% of my tweets are about Jesus, but whatever, that doesn’t count. Realizing that, I started to research the most common ways to say, “I’m a Christian,” in a Twitter bio. Here is what I found:
1.The Emo Approach
Some people like to reiterate that they are the worst humans on the planet and in dire need of grace in their Twitter bio. These will say things like, “Dirty, broken, but forgiven” or, “Wretchedly in need of Christ’s beauty.” I kind of think of this what Paul’s twitter bio would have said, “Paul, formerly Saul (Please don’t follow that account anymore), chief of all sinners.”
2.Lord of the Ringsish
Some people prefer a little mystery in their bio so they say things that sound a little like something Aragorn might say: “Follower of the Way,” or “Crossing deep seas on dry land.” I like these, but always feel they should be ended by adding, “Winter is Coming.” (If you tell me that line is from another series I will laugh at you for doubting my nerd skills.)
This one is probably the most common. Basically you say, “Daughter of the king” or “Son sitting by the throne.” Kind of the easy way to go and no one really spices it up. I’d like to see, “Brother of James” or “Playing racquetball with Samson.” Give me some flavor.
4.Old School DC Talk
If you listened to the best album DC Talk ever released you already know exactly what I am going to say. “Jesus Freak!” This is a pretty good angle to go with in Twitter.
Forget saying you’re a Christian, just drop your favorite Bible verse. Oh, you want to read my bio? Philippians 4:13, mic drop. End scene like Eminem at the end of 8 Mile. Done son.
I am cool with all of those, but I recently saw one that topped them all.
I am not making this up. This is my favorite one:
Sister, friend & representative of the Lion of Judah
I like it for a few obvious reasons. First of all, they sucker punch you at the end of the statement. They woo you to sleep with some very boring sounding titles. Sister, friend, even representative is dull. And then? Wham! In your face! I represent a lion!
The second reason I like this is that the phrase “representative of the Lion of Judah” is pretty amazing. It sounds kind of like you’re his personal assistant. I see someone in a power suit walking up to a hostess at a restaurant and saying, “Do you have the table ready for the Lion of Judah? He prefers a booth.” Gold!
How about you though?
What does your Twitter bio say? (Post it in the comments!)