Technology is Everywhere. In our world today, the use of technology is ever-present and inescapable. While technology itself is neither good or bad, it can be used in ways that are healthy or unhealthy. It can immeasurably help us become more efficient and productive. Or it can become something which takes on a life of its own and virtually controls our lives.
For example, a new study has found that most of us are obsessed with our phones. A research firm recruited 94 Android device users and installed special software on their smartphones. The tool tracked each user's "interaction" over five days, all day. "And by every interaction, we mean every tap, type, swipe and click. We're calling them touches," the researchers explained.* What did they find? On average, we touch the addictive things 2,617 times a day. (And that is just about one slice of technology that most of us use.)
For anything which connects with so much of our lives, it is important that we understand how to use it in healthy ways. Because technology makes a good servant, but a horrible master.
Collin’s sermon series, “Tech@Home,” will last for 5 weeks and lead us to explore how we can ensure we are not allowing technology in our lives to control us, but to help us as we live in the Kingdom of God.
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