Over at Ligonier, Scott Oliphint has penned a recent article on unplugging from the massive flow of information we are inundated with on a daily basis. This endless information flow is changing the way our brains are working and is having a detrimental effect upon our faith.
Tell me if you can’t relate to what he writes:
…In the twenty-first century, being alone and withdrawing mean much more than being the only person in the room. They mea n being unplugged. In our appreciation for the help that technology can bring, we have perhaps been unaware of its more subtle dangers. And its dangers are not simply located in the content that technology can deliver, harmful as that may be. Its dangers lie also in the behavior that is required by its use. Owning a smartphone creates the peer pressure of immediate communication. How many times a day do you check your email — by phone, computer, laptop, or tablet? How many times do you check it even when you’re in the middle of a conversation? Also, with the reality of our new penchant to be in constant contact comes the reality of others’ constant expectations of us. Owning a cell phone brings expectations that one should never be alone…
For the rest of the article click HERE.