http://nypost.com/2016/08/27/its-digital-heroin-how-screens-turn-kids-into-psychotic-junkies/: It’s ‘digital heroin’: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies
By Dr. Nicholas Kardaras
August 27, 2016 | 7:54pm
Susan* bought her 6-year-old son John an iPad when he was in first grade. “I thought, ‘Why not let him get a jump on things?’ ” she told me during a therapy session. John’s school had begun using the devices with younger and younger grades — and his technology teacher had raved about their educational benefits — so Susan wanted to do what was best for her sandy-haired boy who loved reading and playing baseball.
She started letting John play different educational games on his iPad. Eventually, he discovered Minecraft, which the technology teacher assured her was “just like electronic Lego.” Remembering how much fun she had as a child building and playing with the interlocking plastic blocks, Susan let her son Minecraft his afternoons away...
Stop Complaining About Problems in Your Church
And actually do something to fix them.
Sports have analysts, experts and commentators who get paid to talk about how different teams and athletes perform. Movies have critics who make a living writing reviews of how well a movie was made, the performances of the actors, the quality of the writing and so on. We have things like Yelp and Angie’s List for reviewing businesses. Even Netflix and Amazon Prime provide us with the ability to rate movies and write our own reviews.
At every turn, our consumer-based culture has ingrained in us the idea that our opinions are of the highest value. It’s no surprise that we bring this attitude into the Church...
Read more at http://www.relevantmagazine.com/god/church/stop-complaining-about-problems-your-church#uo14EZs6QuOocxkm.99
I would repost almost everything from the Babylon Bee - a Christian version of the satire news "The Onion". After 12 Years Of Quarterly Church Attendance, Parents Shocked By Daughter’s Lack Of Faith April 7, 2016 This one is powerful: http://babylonbee.com/news/after-12-years-of-quarterly-church-attendance-parents-shocked-by-daughters-lack-of-faith/