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