I’ve written here before about how as humans we need to get off our phones more, and how that came to a head for me as a picture-taking addict. In the video below John Green talks about the evolution of taking pictures / videos and reminds viewers that even with all that cameras are today, they still don’t see everything. And yet, we’ve all become addicted to taking pictures.
You know the old saying that the sky is the limit? The idea is that we can keep going and going because there is nothing holding us back.
With drones, flying high is easy. The real limit for them? The ground. How close can you get, how fast are you willing to go, and can you get the shot right?
How often do you sit in a team meeting at church and feel bored or like you are wasting your time?
The CrashCourse video below is 10 minutes of great tips and suggestions regarding team meetings. And it got me to thinking about all the teams one can find in a church, from the church-tech team to the door-greeter team, and there are all sorts of other places in the church where these tips could come in handy.
I love me some John Crist and his videos are true gold. When he makes the connection of Christian culture with technology on a YouTube video, I’m instantly clicking it to watch. (Plus, they are normally a couple of minutes long and easy to digest.)
His latest video shows off what the Alexa experience would be if the AI was Christian. Obviously this is tongue-in-cheek, so take it for the comedy it gives.
What if a girl in the Holocaust had Instagram?
The Eva Stories project is exactly that and it is the most meaningful and purposeful use of Instagram Stories that I have ever seen and probably will ever see in my life.
How often are you in your own digital world? Not only that, but how often do you remember to live in the real world?
This less-than-two-minute video is a good reminder that always being ‘on’ does affect us, and we need to intentionally and seriously know when and how to be ‘off’. We need tech-boundaries.
I found that turning off all notifications helps me create tech-boundaries. When I sit down to scroll Instagram, I want it to be because I chose to and not because I got a post notification. Whenever I reply to text messages, I want to do so because I know I’ve got the mental and emotional energy to do so; instead of sending off immediate, impulsive, and thoughtless replies. When I turned off notifications, I felt immediately like I owned my phone instead of my phone owning me.