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iPhone accountability for teens (and adults!)

August 31, 2009


Have a teenager with an iPhone or iPod touch?  Independent software developer has released a very helpful app that helps parents restrict access to things like explicit iTunes songs, YouTube videos, Safari web browsing, and more (all password protected).  Follow this link for step-by-step instructions.  (Hint: might not be a bad idea for your […]

does your iphone make you dumber?

January 15, 2009


I came across an interesting article written by Sally Thomas in the November issue of First Things.  The piece is called iPhones have consequences, and basically points to a number of studies lamenting the dumbing down of young people due to the emergence of technologies such as iPhones and high-speed internet.  I enjoyed the article, […]

text message Q & A

January 14, 2009


One of the most challenging aspects of preparing a sermon comes at the point when you are finished with the exegesis, outline, illustrations, and other structural components.  Often overlooked, it as it this point that good preachers ask themselves, “What objections or questions will arise in response to this text that I need to answer […]

teens, sex, and cell phones

December 23, 2008


According to recent statistics, nearly 80% of teenagers have cell phones.  Let’s face it – as parents there is a lot of pressure to get your kid the latest and greatest cell phone loaded with features such as wireless internet access, mp3 player, text messaging, and so on.  For these reasons and more, the National […]

DA Carson on technology

December 19, 2008


I must confess that I have a somewhat silly fascination with technology.  iPhones, iPods, text messaging, Twitter, Macintosh computers…the list could go on and on.  Technology keeps me connected with ministry friends and church families in ways unimaginable even a decade ago.  But there is a law of diminishing returns when it comes to technology […]

Top youth internet sites

December 18, 2008


According to a recent survey by, these are the most frequently visited websites for teenagers and college students.  Respondents were asked to list their top 3 sites. Men                                               Women 1.  Facebook (56%)                          Facebook (77%) 2.  ESPN (33%)                               Google (23%) 3.  Google (26%)                              Yahoo! (17%) 4.  CNN (18%)                                  PerezHilton (15%) 5.  Youtube (14%)                             MySpace (12%) […]

Predictions for 2009

December 15, 2008


Mike Anderson, CEO of Strategic News Service, made his top 10 predictions for technology (and world affairs) for 2009.  Anderson’s public, trackable predictions have been 96% accurate, so this article is worth the read. Here is the list: 1.) It will be a big year for applications that can play on big screens. We’ve already […]