Addictions and Practical Theology (Welch)

Some years ago Edward Welch wrote a helpful book on addictions called Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave: Finding Hope in the Power of the Gospel. To be sure, there are many and various dynamics of addiction. One book is not going to be able to address every aspect or angle of addiction. But Welch's… Continue reading Addictions and Practical Theology (Welch)

Left to Their Own Devices: Smartphones and Relationships (Albright)

  Here's another helpful resource on how smartphones and other similar screens have been detrimental to relationships, health, and wholeness: "Left to Their Own Devices: How Digital Natives are Reshaping the American Dream" by Julie Albright.  This 2019 publication isn't exactly like Sherry Turkle's "Alone Together," but there are overlapping themes.  I don't have time… Continue reading Left to Their Own Devices: Smartphones and Relationships (Albright)

Internet Addiction

 This is an interesting, thought-provoking, and helpful book: The Digital Invasion by Archibald Hart and Sylvia Frejd.  From a Christian perspective, this book discusses media technology (computers, smart phones, Facebook, email, etc.) and its effect on people.  Hart and Frejd's book is not an outright attack on technology, but it is a call to be… Continue reading Internet Addiction

Confronting an Alcoholic

Alcoholism is a huge problem in the United States – even in the Christian church.  Since it isn’t always a clearly visible sin, we may forget about it or think it isn’t such a big deal.  In fact, some Christians are oblivious to it to the extent that they flaunt their love of all kinds… Continue reading Confronting an Alcoholic