Waste

Sara Leo

READ : Ezekiel 34:17-19 Is it not enough for you to feed on the good pasture, that you must tread down . . . the rest of your pasture; and to drink of clear water, that you must muddy the rest of the water? (v. 18) We spend a lot of time in society worrying about what technology will do to our relationships, our businesses, our churches, our spiritual lives, our children and friendships. These devotional reflections have touched upon …

Addiction

Sara Leo

READ : Ephesians 5:1-21 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. (vv. 15-16) Have you ever left the house without your cell phone and felt naked? Or gone without Internet access and felt like the world had ended without your knowledge? Technology can be addicting. We become so accustomed to our lives with it that we aren’t sure how to function without it. …

Access

Sara Leo

READ : Matthew 25:31-40 As you did it to one of the least of these . . . you did it to me. (v. 40) Would you consider giving Jesus a computer? Technology experts speak today of a “digital divide.” This term refers to the growing gap between those who have access to and can use technology and those who don’t or can’t. This gap exists between old and young, but we see it most severely between rich and poor. …

Accountability

Sara Leo

READ : James 3:1-18 Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. (v. 1) Because of the way media like television and radio operate, news and entertainment is not always useful or uplifting. The media are in business to attract audiences so they can sell advertising. Controversy, scandal, and sensation are what sell, so that’s what we tend to see. For a long time mass media …

Fear

Sara Leo

READ : John 1:1-18 In the beginning was the Word. (v. 1) When civilization moved from an oral to a print culture, many people feared for the future. Print allowed for transmission of more detailed information, but people lost the capacity to memorize and recite long narratives. Traditional community structures broke down as it was no longer necessary for elders to pass on knowledge from generation to generation through stories. People became more independent. For Christians, who previously had to …

Information

Sara Leo

READ : Hebrews 5:11-14 But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil. (v. 14) More is not always better. This is especially true today about information. Go ahead and think of something you’d like to know more about. Type it into a search engine on the Internet. How many results did you get? Hundreds? Millions? It’s hard to know where to begin sorting through …