For the past few weeks, the church I attend has taken on a new challenge.
It’s called “digital detox.”
Many of us are addicted to our smartphones these days. That’s no secret.
The pastor is calling for a radical rethinking of the way we use our phones.
Last Sunday he encouraged us to make our smartphones dumb.
He encouraged the congregation to delete the non-essentials from our phones. Delete everything but phone calls, texting, maps, music (in my case, audiobooks), and photos.
I “digitally detoxed” this week and I can honestly say it has felt good. For the last several days, I have spent much less time on my phone.
The experience has been quite liberating. I have so much more free time. I am training for a marathon. I’m getting the band back together. I have taught myself Russian and even picked up a part-time job as an arborist. Pretty cool. I was wasting so much time on my phone every day. (It’s a joke, guys. I did not really learn Russian.)
But, seriously, you may want to join me. To watch the sermon just click here: https://cotc.com/messages/the-price-of-your-device/