Posts Tagged: technology

Ten Areas Where Pastors Need to Be Trained for the 21st Century

The American culture has shifted dramatically in a relatively short period. From shifting social rules and cultural expectations to new, pervasive technologies, the pastors of today are facing a different world than their predecessors. Besides the obvious and always-necessary training in unchanging, Biblical truth, what tools and training do pastors need to minister to the… Read more »

9 Important Insights about Generation Z

Move over Millennials. A new generation is here. For the past decade, there has been considerable discussion about how to understand and reach Millennials. But now there is a new generation, roughly those born between 1995 and 2010, which are the newest focus. [Original Post by Sean McDowell] While the name Generation Z seems to... Read more »

8 Online Etiquette Rules Every Tween Should Know

Proper online etiquette isn’t just something to consider teaching your tweens, it’s crucial for solidifying their digital safety. Parents, have you ever heard of “subtweeting?” Are you aware that college administrators and potential employers sometimes look at candidates’ social media profiles? Do your kids know what to do when they see someone getting bullied online?… Read more »

Gray Matters: Too Much Screen Time Damages the Brain

Neuroimaging research shows excessive screen time damages the brain. The average child spends more than seven hours a day with a glowing screen in front of them. Parents may hesitate to place restrictions on their kid’s screen time, thinking that whatever problems may be caused by electronic overtime aren’t worth that strong a response. Who wants… Read more »

Maintaining Relational Presence in a Technological World

Are you distracted by technology? Are you constantly checking e-mail, updating Facebook or sending Tweets? Do you find yourself avidly texting friends absent friends, and ignoring the ones you’re with?  Do your small children walk around the house imitating you…on your cell phone? If so, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Rhett Smith has some ideas to… Read more »