https://youtu.be/4LT7ULycsYM The Bible gives us a framework for understanding and navigating a world dominated by social media: Christians are to live as faithfully obedient exiles in the midst of Digital Babylon. This is the claim we explored on the prior episode of Breaking the Digital Spell, and we ended the episode open to pushback or … Continue reading SA-4: Should Christians Leave Social Media? A Conversation About Digital Babylon
Media literacy is the biggest gaping hole in our discipleship. We can feel its effects in our churches and our lives in the same way we can feel the effects of poor financial stewardship or failing marriages in our churches. Plenty of courses and programs exist for churches to address financial literacy and building healthy … Continue reading SA-2: On Students and Brett McCracken’s “The Wisdom Pyramid”
When 2020 began, none of us factored in the possibility of a pandemic being the defining reality of our year. Our plans and predictions for the world were thrown into chaos, and our sense of "normal" upended overnight as we embraced a strong sense of uncertainty about our future. But how "normal" was our pre-pandemic … Continue reading SA-1: The Asterisk Year (w/Manuscript)
We were made for the life beyond the screen.
Living in a distracted, digital age has consequences.
Extended reality technology is powerful. Almost too powerful.
Smartphones are incredibly useful - and incredibly distracting.
Social media convinces us we can handle and endless waterfall of digital content. We can't.
What's the difference between digital text and printed text? Aren't they the same thing?
It's time to come to some conclusions.