Logging off in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…

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Unplugged?  You must be crazy!  I need my two hours of Facebook every day!  (Ummm…that’s a joke.)

That’s right, starting Monday morning at 8 a.m., we’re launching into a four-week webfast.  We just finished up a powerful class on Worldview and the influence of the Internet on our thought processes and relationships.  To drive the point home, our final assignment is a “fast” from the Internet.

Over the next four weeks, we’re going to find out just how dependent we have unwittingly become on virtual reality and instant fixes.  We’ll be focusing instead on an in-depth study of the book of Philippians, as well as making face-to-face relational time a priority.

What’s prohibited:

  • The Web
  • Social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram)
  • Texting, Instant Messaging, and the like
  • TV (including Netflix, Hulu, etc.)

What’s permitted:

  • Cell phone
  • SKYPE, FaceTime (Note: used only on the weekend; total time limited to 1 hour)
  • NTM intranet (homework assignments and campus announcements are channeled through this)
  • Our NTM email accounts (call us if you’d like to have these addresses)

It’s back to basics, folks!

Please know that we don’t share this information with you out of any desire to make you feel wrong about using the internet.  This is simply a required class activity for us, and we’re really looking forward to what we’re going to learn from it (but we’re also looking forward to being free to use the internet again!).  If you’re interested, we’d love to share more with you personally about some powerful things we have learned in our Worldview class and ways that we can become more aware and responsible with internet use. 

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