They are everywhere. The person next to you in the gym has their headphones plugged in to theirs so they can listen to music as they work out. The teenager at the restaurant booth with their parents is tuned out of the family’s conversation, watching Youtube videos as they wait for their entree. The young man next to you in the movie theater is busily responding to text messages, typing on a miniature keyboard with incredible speed, undistracted by the action of the show. Your fellow church members have them, too. Some are dutifully listening as they follow along on their Bible “App,” while others may be counting the moments until the service ends, looking for distraction in a game of “Angry Birds” or keeping up with the news feeds on Facebook. Yes, smart phones are everywhere.
I have one, and I am thankful for it. I can contact my wife and family from virtually anywhere on the globe. Within this small electronic device on my hip is my (more…)