Though psychologists and researchers are reluctant to label excessive technology use as an addiction there are some tell tale signs that may be personal to us. Answer these questions: How many of us have more than one TV in the home? How many of us have more than one computer in the home? How many... Continue Reading →
How Would Jesus Use A Smart Phone?
Just as hurry has made the present a place that few people are satisfied living in, technology and its communicative ability to transport us digitally someplace else and with someone else has made us more and more distant from the people who may need us right where we are. Mark Galli, in a piece entitled... Continue Reading →
Are Our Digital Lives Damaging Our Spiritual Lives?
It must be trendy to discuss the ubiquitous nature of technology and personal connectivity. A new term has even been coined for it - connection addiction. I saw this term first as a part of the headline for Newsweek's latest cover story. Just a few months ago, The Atlantic cover story asked, " Is Facebook... Continue Reading →
The Addicts Among Us
Addictions are for street people and celebrities and psychopaths, right? I admit that I am an information addict that was really messed up by the internet. No, I didn't stay up until 5 a.m. every night playing online games and I didn't neglect my family, at least not abusively. Part of what makes me decent... Continue Reading →
What Has Technology Done To Bible Reading?
I have done it. Me, a harbinger for the book and critic of the misuse of technology, almost decided to bring my daughter's iPod to church yesterday because the Bible app would be a simpler choice over the oversized Bibles I seem to have at the house. I have often scoffed at the people in... Continue Reading →
How to Handle Technology
Here are three steps to manage technology so that it does not become a detriment to your spiritual life. 1. Refuse to feel behind. No one wants to feel as if they are out of touch or behind the times. The truth of the matter is no one is completely up to date on technology.... Continue Reading →
Ways To Connect
I am working on a special post that maps out ways a Christian Life Hacker can use technology to enhance their spiritual life. Look for this post in the next couple of days. In the meantime, here are two easy ways that you can connect to this blog. First, click on the "Email Subscription" link... Continue Reading →
Remember To Keep It Holy
It is Sunday, what are you doing on the computer? Turn it off and go rest, or go play with your kids, or go worship, or go get some fresh air. Unplug as much as possible and see what else God is doing in the world around you.
‘Society’s Policy’ Can Damage Your Christian Life
"We live in a society whose whole policy is to excite every nerve in the human body and keep it at the highest pitch of artificial tension, to strain every human desire to the limit and to create as many new desires and synthetic passions as possible, in order to cater to them with the... Continue Reading →
Eliminate to Illuminate
If I am not careful, my stack of books to be read can grow by the day. I have never met an interesting website that I didn't want to subscribe to. If I enjoy a blog or writer I am never satisfied with reading just a few things by them, I have to read their... Continue Reading →