Saturday, December 31, 2011

Thinking Biblically About Technology

If you're like me, navigating the ever-growing ocean of technology can be a daunting task. Computers, smart phones, ipods, oh my! Especially when it comes to setting boundaries for ourselves and our children regarding social media and gaming.

Technology itself is not only not inherently evil, it can be a tremendous blessing -- who hasn't searched google for a last-minute recipe, reconnected with a long lost friend on facebook, shared photos with family online, or simplified Christmas by shopping websites? It would be foolish to scorn these blessings by avoiding technology altogether. And as the Socialnomics video below points out ... whether you like it or not, you *can't* avoid it. Technology is part of our world and we can't escape it.

My dear friend Wendy has shared her family's new Technology Policy as a guest post on Daily On My Way to Heaven. As Wendy says, we do our children a disservice by sheltering them from technology, rather than train them to think Biblically and be wise in their use of it. But I'm stealing her thunder -- you should just go read her post here:

While you're there, take time to enjoy the other lovely posts Daily On My Way to Heaven has to offer.

And when you're done reading, come back and watch this video for some perspective on life in the 21st century. We need a plan. Avoidance is not an option!

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