Texting, Digital Minimalism, and Relationships (Newport)

Back in March I mentioned this helpful resource: Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport. This is perhaps my favorite book on the topic of how to utilize smartphones and other screens in a wise manner. In fact, this book reinforced my 2021 decision to ditch my smartphone and get a flip phone. Ever since, my texting …

On Wasting Time (Edwards)

One thing that crosses my mind quite often is how I use the time God has given me. The Bible teaches that our days our numbered (Ps. 139:16). God has given us a certain amount of time to live. It follows that we need to be good stewards of time. In fact, a biblical prayer …

Parents, Children, Smartphones (Turkle)

 Smartphones have helped us communicate and keep in touch better than ever before.  There is upside to this.  I can text my wife and tell her I'll grab a pizza for supper.  She can respond and remind me to get milk.  The list goes on.  There are also downsides to smartphones and keeping in touch. …

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