Technology: Love it & Hate it

Today a blog by Wayne Stiles reminded me to look for the good things in everything, even technology. He listed 11 ways he uses Siri while he’s in his car–GET THIS!–for spiritual growth. Until I try some of Wayne’s ideas, the thing I love best about my smart phone is the calendar that links up with other calendars, sets… Read More

Video Gaming and Your Brain

Does “gaming” (playing video games) change the landscape of your brain? The truth is, anything you think, do, or say repeatedly has a definite effect and shapes your brain. But are the effects positive or negative, especially when it comes to developing minds? The answer is “yes.” Too much gaming pushes negative buttons. However, gaming… Read More

Has modern technology helped us to be better people?

A character in The Truth Teller by Angel Hunt is pretty disgusted with the state of the human race. He says: “… By his very success in inventing labor-saving devices, modern man has created an abyss of boredom and stupidity that only the privileged classes in earlier civilizations ever plumbed. The average blue-collar worker has… Read More

My mother called it the “idiot box”…

But a brightly-lit screen is not the problem, it’s my inability to use it in moderation. As this is posted, I will have recently returned from a week-long technology diet. Beginning with a three-day cold turkey withdrawal, I’ll move to once-a-day emails and/or a phone call to family when necessary. No Facebook, Twitter, or games. I won’t… Read More

Is your approach to online dating like car shopping?

A recently married man in his mid-thirties commented: “In my experience in online dating, you spend time searching for someone, connect with her, and enjoy three or four dates. But it’s very easy to fall into the trap of thinking, ‘Well, this has been nice and seems promising, but I bet if I keep looking I’ll find just the perfect… Read More

Has technology created an abyss of boredom and stupidity?

Have we really moved into passive mode? A character in The Truth Teller by Angel Hunt voices his disgust with the state of the human race: “… By his very success in inventing labor-saving devices, modern man has created an abyss of boredom and stupidity that only the privileged classes in earlier civilizations ever plumbed. The… Read More