Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Use of Technology

I've been thinking a lot lately about technology and how it is used and misused by many people. For me, I enjoy the opportunity to talk with people and have had a lot of great conversations on Facebook about the gospel with people. Twitter has also been a good avenue for me to meet new people and encourage and be encouraged. This blog is another example of technology and how it may or may not be used for the glory of God. We have been blessed with these for God's glory.

However, many people do not use these things for God's glory. Some are not followers of Christ and so I expect them to act like they are still lost in sin. But I'm referring to those of us who are in Christ and yet still do not honor God as best we can because of technology. That has been the case for me. I've found that I spend far too much time checking blogs, Facebook, Twitter, or anything else I can which has caused me to be far less productive for the Lord. With that being said, I have plans to remove some of these things from my life and time. The first thing to go is this blog. The truth is, it's become more of a burden than it has a joy. There are far more blogs in this world than we need and probably next to all of them are better than this one. I may post again in the future, but for now consider this my blogging good-bye.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday's Question

I have been preparing this week to preach John 13:31-35 where Jesus says that people will know who His disciples are if they have love for one another. In what ways can the church display that love? How can we better love one another?

Friday, March 6, 2009

Friday's Question

What do you feel is the most effective way for a church to be involved with international missions? I'm thinking in terms of adopting a people group, short-term missions, partnerships with missionaries, etc.

Monday, March 2, 2009

How Do You Read?

I have always been a slow reader. In fact, I never read an entire book until I was 21 years old (after high school and only once I came to faith in Christ). I also have often times struggled remembering much of the content that I do read. However, recently I've been working on trying to read more efficiently. Some books require that I read every word and others do not. So I'm curious, how do you read? Do you read every word of every book? Do you just make sure you get the point of the book? If you do speed through some books, has that ever affected your reading of Scripture?