Technology, Jesus, Bible, Sin
Technology, the stuff on my desk right now, and the connection it gives me with a large part of the world, has a lot to do with how I know and teach about Jesus, the Bible and Sin. I have a wonderful collection of leather bound, printed bibles in all translations, some hundreds of years old. I love them; but I almost never use them. Because I have the Bible in every translation plus the original languages, lexicons, commentaries, dictionaries, encyclopedias, concordances — more reference material than I could ever use, all on the wide screen LCD here on my desktop. I use Logos Bible Software (http://www.logos.com/
), which is loaded with all of this precious digital information that I have collected over the years. I’ve been using Logos since 1997. So I know and teach about Jesus through the Bible which is brought to me by some very sophisticated technology.
Sin – oh yes, that’s here on this screen too. Sometimes obvious, often subtle, intruding in a thousand ways on what should be the private conversation I am having with my Lord. And not just here, but there too! Out there, on the net, on the LCD HDTV, on my Zune, and even on my RAZR. (I don’t have a pod or blackberry; I’m too old.)
I need to get a grip. This technology makes everything faster, more dramatic, simpler and more complex all at once.
Now I have this blog to help …
I have to get ready for tomorrow, Sunday. I have a sermon on the third chapter of John. What should I say?
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