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Reflections On Our Life in Jesus Christ

Today’s Bible Reading (from Biblegateway.com): Exodus 34-35; Matthew 22:23-46
Wednesday’s: Exodus 36-38; Matthew 23:1-22

Captology (acronym for Computers As Persuasive Technologies) is the study of how computers are designed and used to change the way we think and behave. Such observation is important when considering that Americans average 5 1/2 hours a day with digital media, check their phones 200 times a day (about every 5 minutes), and spend 7.4 hours per week doing email (work & personal). With that much focus on technology it’s wise to study its effect on our lives. All said, the impact on relationships is significant as most Americans acknowledge they have no more than two people they can confide in, and over 25% say they have nobody with whom they can confide.[1]

Relational isolation and loneliness is a grave concern that can be overcome with intentional, personal interactions birthed out of Christ-like concern for others (Matthew 22:39).

Best regards,

Mark Dillman
Minister, Airport Rd. Church of Christ

[1] Stanford.edu; Houston Chronicle, 10/17/16, pg. 6A; USA Today, 10/14/16, pg. 1A.