The Sunday Reader: Vol. 2 | #15

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Is Digital Addiction Getting You Down? Try an Analog Cure

“My advice to gain the upper hand in this struggle is to demobilize the digital stream. Remove from your phone any app that monetizes your time and attention, like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. You don’t have to quit these services; you can still access them from a browser. But you’ve removed their ability to follow you throughout your day, persuasively manipulating your attention toward their own ends.” It’s a drastic measure, but one I’ve found very beneficial.

What Should I Think About During the Lord’s Supper

Having just celebrated the supper this Friday evening, I was struck by how on-point this is.

Contradiction: Who Incited David to Count the Fighting Men of Israel—God or Satan?

This is a follow-up to last Sunday PM’s sermon, for those wanting more food for thought.

Death by Power Point

This pice discusses how the medium really can affect the message. In this case, how the use of Power Point software may have contributed to the deaths of several astronauts. It comes at a time when many churches are using presentation software during sermons, perhaps without asking how it changes not only the act of preaching, but the message.

ABOUT — The Sunday Reader shares articles we've found particularly insightful, thought-provoking, or edifying this week. While not always representing the views of our Pastors and Elders, these selections offer a mix of viewpoints to broaden and frame your understanding of God, Scripture, ourselves, and the world we serve in Christ's name.

Rev. Michael Spotts

Pastor Michael has been involved in ministry for over ten years. Before his ordination at Phoenix URC, he participated in foreign missions (Australia, Russia). He holds an Assoc. in Biblical Studies (2004) and an M.Div (WSCAL, 2016). 

Prior to ministry, he owned a commercial photography business for ten years. He still enjoys shooting landscape photos.