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The One Question to Ask When You Feel Left Out

Sharon Relationships, Social Networking 8 Comments

A couple years ago I had the privilege of interviewing Ann Voskamp about her then-newly released Advent book, The Greatest Gift. Ann was full of wisdom and truth, but one thing in particular stuck with me.  If you’ve ever visited Ann’s site you know she loves photography, and this is what she had to say about it: “I love photography because photography …

Twitterversary

Sharon Social Networking 4 Comments

Once describing the pitfalls and perils of fame, comedian Steve Martin made the following observation: “Being a celebrity can cause an accidental cheapening of the things one holds dear.  A slip of the tongue in an interview and it’s easy to feel I’ve sold out some private part of my life in exchange for publicity.” I heard that quote a …

Dealing with Facebook Envy

Sharon Self-esteem, Social Networking 4 Comments

This week in class one of my professors told the story of an anthropologist who documented the habits and practices of a remote, South Pacific tribe. According to this anthropologist, the tribe was like a modern day Eden, devoid of problems and, remarkably, sin. He then concluded that the tribe evidenced the unimportance–and even danger–of sending missionaries. As he saw …

Taming the Technological Tongue

Sharon Communication, Social Networking, Wisdom Leave a Comment

Last week I stumbled upon a fascinating article by John MacArthur entitled “Social Media and Digital Discernment.” In the article MacArthur explores a number of the potentially destructive aspects of social media. As someone who values technology but has also written about the potential pitfalls of it, I recommend the article. It’s a helpful read. One of the statistics MacArthur …