Are we so connected we’re disconnected?

In this special to the London Free Press by Jamie Greenwood, the lead pastor of Faith Pentecostal Assembly in Glencoe, he looks at the question of whether people who are physically next to us are growing distant, while the people on our technological devices are becoming superficially close.

I recently sat in a waiting room and watched as two parents, probably in their 50s, feverishly busied themselves on their cellphones, while their teenage son sat staring at them.

This perplexed me because it seemed like it would be the other way around. However, it made me consider a few things.

My generation grew up with mobile devices that were expensive to buy and really too big to be of any real use. At the same time, I remember getting one of the first Nintendo consoles, on which I played Super Mario Brothers for two straight weeks. Today I am an Apple geek — with an iPhone, an Apple Watch, an iPad, a MacBook, an iMac and Apple TV.

I feel well connected, but when I reflect back on the parents who were busy on their cellphones, I have to ask myself, “Am I so connected, that I may be disconnected?”

Continue reading at The London Free Press.

You can catch Pastor Jamie’s blog here.

You can visit the Faith Pentecostal Assembly in Glencoe website here.

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