I Really Want You to Have a Cell Phone!

Article originally appeared @ wesleyankids.org on May 14, 2014 Hayward Wesleyan's discipleship pastor, Heath Davis, and myself have been trying to engage our church (and...

I Just Deleted the Facebook App Off My Phone

I just deleted the Facebook app off of my phone. I'm just disgusted with it. Now, I'm not a Facebook hater in the least. I have...

Those Phone Crazy Teens

This post is for parents who are new to the cell phone and internet connected world of teenagers and usage patterns. It should come as...

What in the TECH is Going On?

Recently, Pastor Jeremy and I have had a few provocative discussions in different settings regarding technology and its use among young people in particular....

Parent’s Guide to Technology

Parent's Guide to Technology I found ParentTechGuide.com to be an incredible resource to share with parents @ Hayward Wesleyan. In fact, I printed a bunch...

Is Porn Harmless, or Is It Damaging Lives?

From the UK, a former editor for Britian's version of Maxim magazine, called "Loaded" discusses his conclusion that pornography is "the most pernicious threat facing...

The world has changed.

16 billion texts? 3.2 hours on social networks? Send 175 million tweets? Wow. The world has changed. It wasn't that long ago that smartphones were mostly in...

Conversations in Technology Consumption

This morning, Pastor Heath and I hosted an hour-long (turned into an hour and a half) conversation regarding wisdom and the use of technology...

Rules for Using the Internet @ Home

A while back my wife and I had an argument regarding my use of the Internet while at home. In an effort to make...

Identity and Instagram (or any other social media platform)

Where do we find identity? How is our identity shaped? In whom is our identity formed? These are pertinent questions for your middle school and...

How to Block Porn on Your iOS Devices

I remember a time that it took work to find a dirty magazine. You either had to know a friend whose father had it,...

A New Kind of Parenting in this Digital Age

A Couple of Highlights from the "Digital Parenting" infographic below Make sure your student understands the difference between "virtual life" and "real life" Don't "friend" someone...