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Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Do you find that when you try to pray or concentrate on Scripture that your mind goes every which way?  Have you noticed in yourself difficulty doing one thing for an extended period of time?  Do you have this feeling of constant noise within the walls of your mind even if you are completely alone in physical silence?  For that matter, are you ever alone in silence?

If at one moment you lost all your electronic communication devices, would you still exist?  Who would you be?

Bill Powers has written a book about living in a ceaselessly connected world based on the examples of people in the past who grappled with the same psychological disarray as a result of the new communications technologies of their eras.  (Apparently this is not a new problem.)  His insights may be very useful to today's Christians as we try to cultivate our relationship with God in the word and prayer.  Here's an overview:

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