Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Tonight, 9 PM - How Does Social Media Affect Formation Into Christlikeness?

In tonight's One-Hour Seminary I will respond to the question, "How does social media affect formation into Christlikeness?"

Tuesday, March 13, 9-10 PM, Facebook Live.

I will share ideas I intend to include in a book I'm now writing, Technology and Spiritual Formation. (The title may change.)

My focus tonight will be on social media, and its effect on spiritual formation.

A CHALLENGE: Try fasting today from social media (I did yesterday).  

Some of the social media studies I'm using include:

Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked, by Adam Alter

iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy, and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood, by Jean Twenge

Watch this 5-minute video of Twenge on CBS Morning Show.

Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk In a Digital Age, by Sherry Turkle

Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age, by Maggie Jackson

Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other, by Sherry Turkle

The Happiness Industry: How the Government and Big Business Sold Us Well-Being, by William Davies

The Glass Cage: How Our Computers Are Changing Us, by Nicholas Carr

The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, by Nicholas Carr

Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of ther Human Era, by James Barrat

It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens, by Danah Boyd

The App Generation: How Today's Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination In a Digital World, by Howard Gardner and Katie Davis

The Digital Divide: Arguments For and Against Facebook, Google, Texting, and the Age of Social Networking, by Mark Bauerlein

"6 Ways Social Media Affects Our Mental Health"

And finally, a classic...   which I am now reading...

The Technological Society, by Jacques Ellul