The Next Story

2011 Ligonier Conference

In this 25-minute session from the 2011 Ligonier Conference, Tim Challies casts vision for a uniquely Christian manner of thinking about the ways in which we use technology today.

Tim Challies is a pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Toronto, Ontario. He is a book reviewer for WORLD magazine, co-founder of Cruciform Press. He is also the author of The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment, Sexual Detox: A Guide for Guys Who Are Sick of Porn, and The Next Story.

Which of Tim’s points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you?
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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Technology is a gift to us from God, but it can be used for sinful purposes. When we fail to make Scripture our guiding light, technology becomes an idol distracting us from God's intended purposes. Spend some time reflecting on technology's influence in your life. Ask God to reveal to you any areas in which you use it idolatrously and trust Him to lead you in faithful obedience moving forward.

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