My Love-Hate Relationship
By Michael Galloway
writer’s note: This is a bulletin article that will be in the church bulletin at the Elizabethtown Church of Christ this week. You may find that my article this week is an unusual article for me, however I hope that it will be beneficial to you.
I love technology, yet hate it at the same time. I hate that technology is many times confusing, difficult to use, and ever changing. I like habit and I don’t usually like change. Technology defies that. What is state of the art today may be outdated tomorrow. I have a love-hate relationship with technology because even though it goes completely against my “I want the simple way”, “I don’t want to change” habitual personality, I have learned the great benefits that I can receive because of new technology. This week I would like to share with you one relatively new thing in technology that helps me be encouraged spiritually and is one thing that I use to grow in knowledge.
I believe that blogging is underrated. Please, let me explain. Less than a year ago when people talked about blogging, I was about as uninterested as I could be! However in recent months I have realized that blogging is different than I thought, and in my personal opinion very useful. I used to think that blogging was just about people putting their “personal diary” on the internet. My thoughts were I don’t want to read their diary, and thus I don’t want to read or write a blog! I have recently discovered that most people don’t blog about their personal life, but instead about their professional lives or about things that they have great expertise in. There is blog after blog that has great spiritual content on it that I have discovered. I have my own blog that I keep up and I use the blog to follow some of my “favorite” blogs that are spiritually beneficial. Whenever one of these blogs posts something, my own blog alerts me so I know to read it! The best thing about these blogs is that they are free. Here are three blogs that I would highly recommend for you to check out (There are many other good blogs that I follow as well that I don’t have the space to recommend)!
1) www.preachinghelp.org This is the blog of Steve Higginbotham, who is a gospel preacher in Knoxville, TN. His blog contains a spiritual perspective on the current events going in our world as well as audio sermons.
2) www.thejenkinsinstitute.com/ This is the website of the sons of the late Jerry Jenkins; Dale, and Jeff. They have both of their blogs contained on this site as well as a downloadable new publication that they publish called Hope and Expectation that I would recommend.
3) http://commonsenseprovidence.com/ This is the blog of a guy by the name of Daniel Dalp who attends the Washington Avenue Congregation in Evansville, IN who always has some great things to say!