The iPhone and the Gospel: 5 Strategies for Health

Does your iPhone relate to the gospel of Jesus Christ? Yes, I think so. In a recent piece for Southern Seminary magazine, I considered the sometimes irresistible pull toward modern technology: We have all seen it. The father, surrounded by t-shirted kids clamoring for his attention, lost in the alternate universe of his iPhone. “Daddy! Daddy! Daddy! [Read More...]

Are iPhones Making Us Unkind?

Technology changes us.  We’re often aware of how helpful it is, and thus we rush to use and apply it.  But we’re not often aware of the effect it has on us. You may recall the seminal 2008 article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” by The Atlantic writer Nicholar Carr (his blog is engrossing).  In [Read More...]

Cultural Irony: Twitter Users Are Dad and Mom, Not the Kids

The New York Times has an ironic piece up about Twitter users.  Apparently, they’re older, not young.  Surprising. Especially funny to me was the quotation from an 18-year-old girl (photo: Tim Shaffer/NYT).  She is not necessarily the embodiment of maturity–she gets tons of text messages a day–but she has some funny words about the purpose [Read More...]

Texting While Driving: Dying Made Easy

The NYT reports that, among truckers, texting while driving increased the possibility of an accident by 23 times.  In other words, if you’re texting while you drive, you are 23 times more likely to get into an accident than you are if you do not text while driving.  This according to a new six million [Read More...]


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