While the people of the world are certainly concerned about their reputations, I believe it is the people of God, in particular pastors, whose testimony must be guarded more than others. "Deep Fake" technology right now is used mostly for internet humor and intrigue, but it is just now beginning to be used to bring public figures into question. It might at some point soon be used for even more nefarious purposes, for instance, destroying the credibility of spiritual leaders.Read More
With Social Media, there was always the sense that things are happening….elsewhere. The FOMO factor (fear of missing out) is subtle but real. There is also always the sense that your peers are more successful than you are because many people who post about their ministry on Social Media seem to exaggerate, stage, varnish, and shade things in such a way as to make it appear that they are more successful than they are, and more often.Read More
At a high profile church where the app was being beta tested, the minister told us, “In the old days, we had to crop out the empty ends of the altar in pictures. This new-fangled technology solves it.” We also tried interviewing some church members there but most said they weren’t allowed to talk to the media.Read More
Newport uses his data to make three things very clear.
1) Most people drastically underestimate their screen time usage.
2) Most people drastically overestimate how useful and necessary much technology really is.
3) Most people have created a new “normal” for themselves in which they are unaware just how much technology has hurt their ability to focus, be productive, and be creative.Read More