In my Commonplace...
"If the churches came to understand that the greatest threat to faith today is not hedonism but distraction, perhaps they might begin to appeal anew to a frazzled digital generation. Christian leaders seem to think that they need more distraction to counter the distraction. Their services have degenerated into emotional spasms, their spaces drowned with light and noise and locked shut throughout the day, when their darkness and silence might actually draw those whose minds and souls have grown web-weary." Andrew Sullivan
I was praying last night, just about the state of humanity, and I sensed God whispering: “My people have replaced me with a small, rectangular, handheld device.” 😕 This is why I believe the 100 days is so crucial. I say this even as I’m typing on my phone. Temperance and sensible technology limits are important. The disjointed, loud church “service” keeps us occupied while a hurting world waits, I think.
1/11/2020 05:34:39 pm
Keeping is surely an antidote, Megan. I always am so rewarded by what I learn in the 100 Days. I love that you use the word, "temperance" - I've not thought of it that way before. Cross-fit for our will muscles. Yes. A grad course for seeing prov.en.der. Yes. CM 101. and now part of the digital temperance movement. :)
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