Binge-watching shows is the norm

Binge-watching shows is the norm – a decade of changes

Is binge-watching bad?  It seems to be rather popular.  I can’t imagine sitting there watching an entire series of shows in one session.  I think I’d fall asleep.  Or more likely, do something else while the TV’s on for sound.  But that’s me.  My preference doesn’t make something good or bad.  

Since this is a site about God, let’s turn to the Bible.  See what it says about binge-watching.  I’m guessing there wasn’t a lot of it going on back in biblical times.  After all, there weren’t any TVs, let alone DVRs or the Internet.

But the word binge is in some modern translations.

People don’t memorize anything

People don’t memorize anything – a decade of changes

People don’t memorize anything anymore. But ultimately, not memorizing anything is a bad way to live life.  Some things are just too important to not memorize.  Because of the cost of remembering them wrong, or looking them up in the wrong place, is just too high.

No one who wants to be Christian should go through life without memorizing certain things.  Things Jesus taught.  Because the one thing we don’t want to hear is Jesus saying, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!

never leave the office

We never leave the office – a decade of changes

People never really leave the office.  That’s one of many things that have changed over the past decade.  At least according to  I remember pretty much never leaving the office way more than ten years ago. 

But then, given that I worked in the technology field, maybe I was just in a position to do something that’s more common now.

The thing is, whether you were an early adopter like me, or someone who’s relatively recently earned the badge of never leaving the office, it has impacts.  And they aren’t good.

where is your god now?

Where is your god now?

I was shopping this morning and saw this guy wearing a black T-shirt with “Where is your god now?” written over and over on the back in white letters.  Then, in bright red letters over that, it said “Fear the living”.

It would be funny, if it wasn’t so sad.

We are basically online junkies

We are basically online junkies – a decade of changes

If I could paraphrase the ending, flee from anything that will prevent you from living the life to the full that Jesus offers to us.  Skip the fantasy online world.  Skip the impersonal “friends” that we gather online, even though we’ve never met and know little to nothing about each other.  

Get to know Jesus.  Be able to recognize His voice, able to tell the difference between the offers from God and the temptations of the devil.  Don’t just play pretend games, when we’re already in the ultimate, real, struggle for our very souls!

Politicians tell us to pray. But to who?

Politicians tell us to pray. But to who?

Politicians tell us to pray. It was a classic headline.  At least at the beginning.  Top lawmakers call for prayer.  It’s not unusual.  Politicians praying or telling us to pray.  But then there’s the rest of the headline.  Top lawmakers call for prayer, unity after Iran launches missile attack against US forces in Iraq.  That begs the question – Pray to who?

Many Americans pray, as do many people around the world.  But again, pray to who?  Maybe especially in this case, it’s a huge question.

People are less happy - a decade of changes

People are less happy – a decade of changes

People are less happy over the last decade.  That really shouldn’t be a surprise.  At least, not for people who are honest.  While the number of millionaires and billionaires continues to rise, the number of people falling lower on a socioeconomic scale is rising even faster.  That, and other factors, leads to a general feeling of being “less happy”.  Maybe a better way to put it is just plain unhappy.

The question is – why?

All things are yours ... Really?

All things are yours … Really?

All things are yours … Really?  Does the Bible really say that?  Well, yes, but … if you’ve read much from this site, you know how important context is.  The phrase – all things are yours – is taken from the book “What we talk about when we talk about God”.  1)Bell, Rob. What We Talk About When We Talk About God. HarperOne. Kindle Edition.  You can get some background information from the main page for this series.

Back to context.  It’s from the preface to the book.  We haven’t even made it to the first chapter and something’s messed up.

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