Daily Dose #5: “Maintaining Relational Presence in a Technological World”

I recently just wrote the article, Maintaining Relational Presence in a Technological World, for the Fuller Youth Institute. In the article I quote a comment from a nun in Ronald Rolheiser’s book, The Restless Heart:

My vocation is, at each moment, to make the person in front of me the most important person in my life.

As we are immersed more and more in the use of technology, it’s becoming crucial that we think about how it shapes us, specifically our identity, and what we can do to use it in healthy ways.

If you haven’t read the article yet, check it out and let me know what you think.

1 Comment

  1. by Wade Preston on March 8, 2011  11:42 am Reply

    I am involved in a lot of "remote ministry" as I care for our college students from our church who are attending school all over the country. Thus, technology, especially social media is indispensable. However, the simple act of just showing up on campus for an afternoon, I have found, still carries 1000x the weight of all the texts, emails, wall posts, and tweets I could every send. Of all people, Woody Allen, put it better than I have ever heard: "Ninety percent of life is just showing up." I find it's doubly true for ministry and relationships.

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