Screen Time Is Changing the Way We Think, Focus, and Memorize
What old wisdom brings to the smartphone era.
The first time I heard a pastor say, "Take out your Bible or phone or iPad and turn to ..." was in 2016. It seems like a fairly harmless statement, but given recent evidence that screen time is changing the way we think, perhaps not. Approximately 2 billion people use a smartphone every day. Many of these use the device for work, scheduling, and organizing their busy lives. With punctual reminders and helpful apps, smart devices easily override our fickle attention span. Sometimes it is difficult to tell how much time one is spending on a device. In fact, one recent study showed that participants underestimated their usage by almost half. continue reading >>