Earlier this year, I decided to try a little experiment and see if I could live without a computer or smartphone. Like the prisoner who made his way out of the cave to see reality for the first time, I began to notice the world around me with fresh eyes.
Well, Kanye West is for Jesus, and he’s gathering one of the motliest crew of celebrities, hip-hop fans, artists, believers, and sceptics that the world has ever seen.
Kanye West brings much-needed energy, innovation and musical integrity to Christian music. Although the beginnings of this new path may not be as polished as they could be, West’s faith will continue to positively inform his creative practice and Christian music will be better for it in the long run.
One giant roadblock to becoming effective in the areas of self-management and communication is the fact that we are living in the digital age. That statement is contrary to what we are told, though.
People all over the world are communicating with each other with no limits on distance. These technological innovations have led to some amazing things.
Social media has helped us connect with a variety of different people. Sadly, unforeseen by their developers, these media platforms can also cause much harm
Transformed into a means to an end, reading has stopped being an act of sacrificial listening, of letting go of control, of pure delight, of humility and openness for the sake of relationship. I no longer read for love.
In living out our call to love our neighbor, we must fight the urge to just love the ones who are easy. We can follow the lead of Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani, and Jason. We too can lay down our differences, our frustrations, and our judgements in order to form a more diverse, challenging, and meaningful community.
I believe we cannot speak definitively to the origin of same-sex attraction. We can, however, live a life in which the powerful and grace-filled work of God is displayed and lovingly encourage others to do the same.
While our technologies can apparently empower us to become more of ourselves, they can also permit us to become less, diminishing us even as they purport to deliver “more” and “better,” “faster” and “easier.” A large and growing body of evidence suggests that the impact of modern technology—in particular, the impact of automatic machine technology—upon us is not altogether beneficial. The trajectory of modern machine development appears now to be diverging away from and not toward the enrichment of ordinary embodied human being.
My concern is that we are allowing ourselves to be diminished by our own technologies. This, I will argue, is something that we should resist.