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”
Breaking The Digital Spell exists to explore the effects of technology and media in our world, in the church, and in our theology. One word that often comes up in these discussions is the word "media literacy", and at Breaking The Digital Spell, we believe media literacy is very important for Christians today. But what … Continue reading Why Christians Should Care About Media Literacy
(Note: This post originally appeared on the now-defunct Breaking the Digital Spell website by contributor Brendon Scoggin.) What does it mean to be human? It is a question that has perplexed the deepest of thinkers through the ages. Unfortunately, it is a question the church has often answered incorrectly. To be human is to be … Continue reading Guest Post: Why Christians Should Care About Neuroplasticity
We were made for the life beyond the screen.
Living in a distracted, digital age has consequences.
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.
The real world is painful. The Internet offers a way out.