Reformed faith salsa style

I thought of you when I read this quote from “This Is Our Time: Everyday Myths in Light of the Gospel” by Trevin Wax –

“But this way of thinking implies that the phone itself is neutral. The only question is what you do with it, or what kind of content you access on it. That’s a start, but I don’t think it goes far enough. The bigger question is how this technology works on our hearts and minds without our even knowing it. It’s not what you’re looking at on your phone but that you’re always looking at your phone. It’s not what you might access on your phone that is most influential; it’s what your phone accesses in you. It’s not enough to ask, “What am I doing on my phone?” Instead, we’ve got to ask, “What is my phone doing to me?” 3 The primary myth the smartphone tells you every day is that you are the center of the universe. If your phone is your world , and if the settings and apps are tailored to you and your interests, then with you at all times is a world that revolves around you. No wonder we like to be on our phones so much! Nothing else has the same effect of putting us at the center of things. Nothing else makes us feel more in control, more Godlike, more knowledgeable, more connected. To be faithful Christians in this— our time— we need to listen carefully to what our phones are telling us. What are the myths? What story does your phone tell you about who you are and your place in the world? We’re about to find out. And the scary thing is, we like the myths we tell our phones and the myths our phones tell us, and sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference.”

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