Pastor Johnny wonders about technology and social media: Do we take a step back and not get so caught up in it? Or do we embrace the many connections we have in it? The Bible gives us an approach that is neither, but so enriching to our lives.
Ironically enough, there is a new YouTube viral video decrying technology (particularly mobile devices), by Gary Turk. It’s called “Look Up.” He speaks with conviction and depth; he really believes what he’s saying, and he makes some great points. His purpose is simple: don’t be so caught up with your technology that you miss the meaningful moments in life.
Of course, there had to be response videos and blog posts. I was disappointed, but not surprised in the least, that most of them were crude or mean. One blog response basically boiled down to, “Just do whatever you want. It’s your life and it’s your choice.” Not very helpful and pretty self-centered.
Probably the best and most thoughtful one was the aptly but unoriginally named “Look Down.” This video blogger’s counterpoint was that our technology actually allows us to make meaningful connections and…
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