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How to Binge Watch Like a Believer
The acclaimed cultural critic Andy Crouch says parents, not kids, are the key to a tech-wise family.
have a more complicated job in raising their kids today than previous generations—primarily because they have the added responsibility of monitoring their children's technology use.
Opinion | Family
Treasures in Heaven, Tchotchkes on Earth
What happens when our kids don’t want our heirlooms.
“While every generation has its turn with an attachment for antiques or nostalgia for outdated technology,” she writes, “today's tech-heavy culture shows few signs of trading in its sleek
Opinion | Sexuality
Can Robots Be Sexist?
How artificial intelligence might reinforce and amplify gender stereotypes.
According to Eric Kim, cofounder and managing partner at Goodwater Capital, which invests in consumer technology companies, “The hope around AI is that we can utilize it to create
Reporting | Church
Tampons Are a Justice Issue
While reporting in sub-Saharan Africa, I discovered the 'period problem' and why solutions are tough to come by.
and privilege. Invisible or not, tampons point to a way of viewing our bodies and ourselves that is shaped by our social context and technology. In Uganda
Opinion | Discipleship
Thou Shalt Not Bail
The bailing trend is an understandable byproduct of a busy culture. But is it Christian?
The bailing trend is an understandable byproduct of a busy culture. But is it Christian?
Opinion | Discipleship
Lent, Unplugged
In a time of digital consumption, here’s how the church can lead the way on healthy media fasting.
join their eighth observance from sundown Friday, March 3 to sundown Saturday, March 4. Sabbath Manifesto's aim is not just to promote one day of unplugging from technology, but a
Reporting | Pop Culture
God Bless Geeky Women
Being a female Christian in tech places you in the double minority.
skills. “You could say that the barrier is that the technology changes, but really, I learned the new technology,” the Seattle-based developer said. “The
Are We Distracting Ourselves to Death?
How technology-driven "hyperreality" hijacks our attention and makes us numb to real-life dangers.
How technology-driven "hyperreality" hijacks our attention and makes us numb to real-life dangers. Are We Distracting Ourselves to Death? How technology
Reporting | Family
The Micro-Premie Dilemma
Does NICU technology change our pro-life obligations?
Reporting | Family. The Micro-Premie Dilemma. Does NICU technology change our pro-life obligations? My own twins—born at 31 weeks and six days—were saved by such technology.
Opinion | Pop Culture
How to Keep Your Friends When Life Happens
Busy moms, long-distance besties, workaholics: There’s hope for you.
and the unique nature of friendship, has been highlighted in several recent articles that explore the changing dynamics of friendship in adulthood as well as technology's impact on
Opinion | Pop Culture
Sherry Turkle: How to Keep Your iPhone from Destroying Your RelationshipsSubscriber access only
The MIT expert weighs in on our worst technology sins.
The MIT expert weighs in on our worst technology sins. It's not as if we need to invent incredible new technology,” she said. “We learn empathy through the process of conversation.”.
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Patience Is an Offline VirtueSubscriber access only
What I’m learning from Lent without 24/7 connectivity.
He has warned against the perceived neutrality of technology. "That technology was a false God was Postman's point. That there is a real God worthy of worship was McLuhan's point.".
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Your Family: UnpluggedSubscriber access only
How to manage your kids’ screen time
None of this surprises parenting expert Dr. Kathy Koch, founder and president of Celebrate Kids, who has been studying the effects of technology on this generation of digital natives.
Opinion | Family
Who’s the Most Excited About Brio? Probably Moms
We grew up on glossies. Our daughters want a different medium.
We grew up on glossies. Our daughters want a different medium.
Opinion | Pop Culture
'Get the Girl to Do It'
What 'Hidden Figures' reveals about race, women, and how our sons see our daughters.
to sign kids up for summer camps is always intense, but this past summer, few filled up as quickly as the one targeted at girls interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and
Opinion | Sexuality
Peeking into the WombSubscriber access only
A Christian response to advancing ultrasound technology.
Opinion | Sexuality. Peeking into the Womb. A Christian response to advancing ultrasound technology. Ultrasound technology was first used to look inside the womb in the 1950s.
Reporting | Family
Why Are Our Children So Anxious?
Unpacking the reasons behind childhood and adolescent anxiety—and the hope we find in the gospel.
For others—particularly those who've learned how to navigate technology—it's becoming aware of realities such as sexual assault, suicide, or terminal illness, and then beginning to
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Cohousing: The New American Family
How alternative forms of living are changing communities, challenging the church, and keeping millennials in the fold.
“The most important and biblical pieces of technology in a church today,” Read Schuchardt writes, “may not be the projector and the amplifier, but the Crockpot and warming plate.”.
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Are Smartphones Making Christianity Too Convenient?Subscriber access only
When there’s an app for everything, practicing my faith doesn’t feel like a sacrifice.
These aren't meant to be full-time replacements. In the same way, we can use technology and convenience in addition to the day-to-day work we do to follow God and his commands.
Bible Study Meets Crafting: The Bible Journaling Craze
What this artsy trend among Christian women shows us about offline spirituality.
Simply put, because of our incessant use of technology, even for Bible reading and prayer, our brains are being rewired so that it is almost impossible to spend time in quiet with God.