November 16, 2009
Has the progression of technology made it harder to seek God or has it made Him more available. As someone who works in the Church and we technology, it is easy for me to interweave the two. While technology is a distraction in many ways, I am very guiltty of escaping my surrounding with my iPod, I has also made it easier, I can be listening to worship music or a sermon on that iPod.
One of the things that I really struggle with is the availability of the Bible versues how much we actually read it. Just a couple centries ago, it was very bard to get a copy of the Bible. The teaching and the reading of the Word was reserved to just those priveledged enough to have access tithe scriptures. Christians longed for the Word and were faithful in attending church because it was the only place they could hear from God. Now the scripture is easily available, in everything for inexpensive print versions to phones and other technological gadgets. I have dozens of print Bibles and hundreds of Binle translations on my iPod and Kindle. With the Word of God so close, so accessible, it should be a no-brainer to be able to connect to God all day long. But that is too often not what happens. There are so many things I can do with the technology at my disposal that reading the word can sadly be shadowed by other, less important things.
How about you? Has technology become an instrument or a hurdle in your pursuit of a deeper relationship with God? Leave your opinion in the comments.