5 Articles Worth Your Screen Time

Though many wouldn’t claim to be “readers,” we all are. We might not be reading books, but we are reading whatever’s on the screen of our devices. Tablet. Phone. Watch. Computer. One 2015 study showed that adults now spend on average more time on their devices than they do sleeping.

Average time on media devices: 8 hrs 41 mins

Average time sleeping: 8 hrs 21 mins

Since that’s the case, here are 5 articles that deserve some screen time at some point in your day.

 

5 Articles Worth Your Screen Time

“The birth of Jesus separates us from our fears. The birth of Jesus frees us from the habits we are unable (or unwilling) to break ourselves. The birth of Jesus allows us to simply drop the false security we have been grasping so tightly, and learn to trust and cling to him instead.”

“He is so worried for my soul, and this should annoy me, but instead it touches me, because maybe I’m worried about my soul, too, and Carl wants so badly for me to enjoy heaven with him. How can I fault someone who is more sincere about this one thing than I have ever been about anything in my life?”

“The foremost slanderer we must silence is the one inside us. Full of malignant pride, our sin natures are not interested in truth, but in self-glory. So they seek to manipulate others through slander (or flattery) for our own selfish benefit.”

“When we deny the serious consequences of our sins, we miss out on experiencing the fullness of Jesus’s healing. When we wear our sin as an authenticity badge, we lose the opportunity to derive our true identity from him. When we act like sin is something “those” people struggle with, we forfeit the joy of knowing God’s gracious mercy has been lavished on us in Christ.”

“Indeed, works do not contribute to our justification. They do, however, demonstrate that justifying faith is present. When we studied James 2, we saw that obedience to Christ as Lord inevitably, necessarily, and immediately follows true faith. These works of obedience in no sense justify us, but if we do not have them, we have not the living faith that justifies us.”

Jonathan C. Edwards (@NotThePuritan)

Jonathan (M.Div, Th.M) is the founder & CEO of Peel, a social media startup directed at redeeming the value of social media in everyday life. He is the author of "Left: The Struggle to Make Sense of Life When a Parent Leaves," available now!

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