A funny thing happened on the way to my last book. I started by pointing to all the troublesome ways our kids use their technology and I ended up pointing directly at myself. Thats right. I can now admit that I, too, have problems managing my technology. Let me make some confessions: Sometimes, I would rather get an e-mail or Facebook post from someone than actually talk to them in real life. I would rather play an hour of Bejeweled 2 than read a book. I label sitting with my family in a darkened room watching a DVD “quality time”. I check my work e-mails every night before I go to bed. And I still get chills when a screen descends from the ceiling of my megachurch and my pastor begins his sermon from an auditorium far, far away. Really. I love my technology.
As I was studying the way technology is transforming our kids, I couldn’t help but be struck by the realization that my technology was transforming me. What was even more significant was that these transformations have had a direct impact on my faith. It is quite possible that as I become better connected and more efficient with my technology, I am actually moving further and further away from a fulfilling, exciting and focused Christian life. I would like to use this blog to contemplate different ways our technology impacts our faith–in both good ways and bad. It is my hope that as we move into a wireless world, we take the time to take control of our technology and take control of the choices we have to use that technology in ways that are God-honoring and purpose-driven.
So welcome to my new blog. Thanks for making the connection. TTFN