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
One Reply to “My Brand New Blog or “A funny thing happened while criticizing teens””
Great to see this new book coming out. Definitely getting my order in to Amazon.Two questions:1) Would you be willing to be a guest speaker for my NCU communication students in the spring? You could promote your book :)2) Have your read Flickering Pixels by Shane Hipps (a rehash of his prior book)? Just curious.Congrats on ReBoot!