The ubiquity of our “smart” devices means that many of us have a Bible app available at the touch of a screen. While this is convenient in many ways, it is not always ideal.
Sitting on a deck with members of our small group, I followed along in our Galatians Bible study on my phone. At some point during the discussion, someone asked me my opinion on a question when another group member jumped in joking that
A few days later, I saw a video of a “famous” pastor encouraging his people to bring their Bibles to church… their actual Bibles not merely their devices. His reasoning was twofold. #1. First, our devices are constantly interrupting our daily lives. Every time we direct our attentions to our phones (even if we are planning on simply looking at one app) we are opening ourselves up to the distractions and diversions of unopened emails, text messages and games. A book does not have those distractions #2. Secondly, we all want to pass on our faith to our children and grandchildren. When we die, we can be sure that our children will NOT
I want to encourage you to go “old school” and carry an actual book (gasp) to your small group, family