- One who embraces and assists in spreading the teachings of another.
- An active adherent, as of a movement or philosophy.
- One of the original followers of Jesus.
- A member of the Disciples of Christ.
Welcome to this weeks Weekly Roundup:
What distracts us from Church? Does it really matter?
… and they use Twitter on iPhone to announce it.
I’m just shocked they didn’t see the irony in this…
Or was it a deliberate attempt at getting publicity?
In the palm of my hand, I have access to what feels like the entire world and possibly more. Just by using this little phone I can not only keep in touch with people around the world, but I can also send them photos I have just taken and edited.
But there’s more:
As I take my walk into work, I have more then enough time to update websites, blog on tumblr, and update Twitter. If I remember to read the Bible, I have access to a number of translations, maps, and images of biblical events… Besides, who said I needed to read it? I can just put the headphones in, and get listening to a random voice reading it to me.
I’ve not even got started on my ability to update my online CV, play computer games, remotely access my computer at home, and measure the distance / speed of my walk… all by using my phone.
Have I even mentioned anything about calling or texting?
With the above in mind, its easy to believe that every 60 seconds*:
Its getting noisy out there.
Think about where we were 10, 15, 20 years ago. Did you ever really imagine we would have such fantastic access to a world of information, almost every where we go. The thing is, its not just information we have access to. Not anymore. Ten years ago, could anyone have seriously imagined how much of our entire lives would be shared online?
With so much access to everything we think we need, do we sometimes forget to slow, turn of the computer, stop the music, and just be quiet? I know I do.
If we live our lives in a digital “always on” world, does it sometimes feel a little noisy?
Do you seek out quieter moments, away from online access? If so, how do you do it?