Whether it looks like throwing on sweatpants and laying around on the couch or serving a neighbour by mowing their lawn, Sabbath takes work. When you work hard at it, your effort can fuel all the other work that you do.
The rejection of technology is not for rejection’s sake, or for old time’s sake. It is not nostalgia, but a reclaiming of what makes us human.
So then, if true productivity is about embarking upon good works that bless others, and if the digital age is getting in the way of our own effectiveness in self-management and communication, what is the way forward?
Order. Disorder. Reorder is the pattern for all human growth. It’s the growing pain of how we mature. It’s the life-giving cycle of spiritual development.
Whether there’s a self-seeking motive or another less-than-holy force at play, the ways it can go wrong are many. But they are far outweighed by the ways it can go right.
Truth changes everything. The secular world often asks it in resignation, or worse still mockery. Unfortunately, I think it’s not untrue to say that the we Christians often ask it in complacency.
Christian educators throughout history, and especially now, are having to adapt to these changes. For faith-based higher education, these challenges have pushed institutions to expand their vision, improve the quality of their programs, as well as reevaluate what Christian community on campus looks like.
Making decisions in life can be complicated, sometimes overwhelming. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a simple test to help you make the right decision
For Christians, practicing discipline should have a greater goal than increased productivity and personal benefit. The Christian idea of discipline is about shaping your life according to the heart, character, and will of God.
I’m learning to use the 3 Cs as a self-check. They are a practical path out of my obsessive, ego-based need to fix others.