Thursday, October 25, 2007

Unplugging the god of IT

This was such a great article by Joe Carter. I know I am addicted to information gathering, and I get upset when the internet is down. We might have to try this...

"Sometimes we must rest from gathering information just as the Israelites rested from gathering wood on the Sabbath," writes Kevin Miller in Surviving Information Overload. Miller recommends taking an "info-techno Sabbath," a 24-hour period when we turn off the cell phone, leave the PDA in the drawer, and stay away from the computer.

"One of the most basic biblical insights," says theologian J.I. Packer, "is that whatever controls and shapes one's life is in effect the god one worships." For many of us, the one true god to whom we give our devotion is the deity known as IT: information technology.
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