October 23, 2017

Life in the Age of Smartphones

If you're reading this, you're probably old enough to remember life before cell phones. Think back to that time for a moment . . . Remember how quieter things were, how less distracted everyone was, how intentional you had to be to stay in touch with friends or family. Remember the hand-written notes in your mailbox, the hours of visiting quietly on the porch, the curiosity about other's life-events, and the satisfying hard work of searching for answers by making actual conversation with people in front you. Do we romanticize those pre-cell-phone days? Sure, to some extent. But there were aspects of life that we can never go back to, so in a way -- it's worth romanticizing a [...Read More]

Social Media: Resources for Christians

{Read "Social Media: a Christian Perspective" here} Social media comes with great responsibility, especially for Christians. We are commanded to think on what is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and praise-worthy... and so everything we share promote those things. That means everything we speak in real life, as well as everything we post online.   How can we do that? How can we fulfill Philippians 4:8 in every social media situation? How can we glorify God in our time online? First, by reading God's Word. You must read it, to know it. And you must know it, to understand and apply it. Second, by reading Scripturally-centered resources. Blog posts, [...Read More]