I’ve been asked many, many times to respond to Jean Twenge’s borish, dystopian view on teenagers and technology widely shared over the summer in her piece in The Atlantic, “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?”
I don’t know about anyone else but it’s been really hard to stay positive in 2017. Just when I think I’ve got myself into a positive mental groove something pops up that just drags me back into the mud.
One of the reasons I wrote Tuning In is because I’m sick of the negative, singular narrative about technology coming from church voices.
By now you’ve seen the video a million times. A United Airline customer is forcibly removed from his seat. Bloodied and confused he later wandered up and down the aisle repeating that he just wanted to go home. As bad as the actual moment was for the passenger and fellow passengers on the plane it […]
A few weeks back my church hosted a screening of the film, Screenagers. Afterwards I was part of a panel that helped parents process the movie plus answer questions about social media use in the home. The crux of the entire documentary was this exchange between the mom and her teenage daughter: Mom: “How can you […]