This clip from one of John Piper’s sermons contains an amazing thought. Watch this short clip and read on . . . What is John Piper talking about here? He says that our souls were designed to be connected to “shocking, stunning, divine, absolute, staggering grandeur,” that the human heart was “made to be staggered by terrifyingly awesome, joyous dread and peace.” Have we caught a glimpse of this in our lives?
Recently, a Covenant Eyes member told me a story that has been repeated quite a few times over the years.It is a story of a father and a son. The father (“Max”) and his 14-year old son (“Jeremy”) had drifted apart emotionally since Jeremy entered Junior High School. But they have Covenant Eyes’ Accountability on their computer. Max emailed me, a little angry, because there was a highly rated site on Jeremy’s Accountability Log, and Jeremy denied ever going to the site. The name of the URL was so bad, I can’t even write it here. Max wanted to know … Continue reading →
I’m proud to announce that the programmers have churned out yet another update to the Covenant Eyes Accountability and Filtering Software! This time a mere month has passed since the release of 4.2.8, so we’re just going to call this release 4.2.8a . . . since, I mean, come on. It’s a month. It doesn’t deserve it’s own number. But just because it’s quick in coming doesn’t mean it’s completely irrelevant. We’ve bolstered up our support for the AOL Instant Messenger 6.0 client, as well as fixed a few little bugs here and there. For those of you who just … Continue reading →
The social networking phenomenon is accelerating at record speeds and isn’t likely to slow down any time soon. Research shows that 9-to-17-year-olds report spending almost as much time using social networking services like MySpace, Facebook, and other web sites as they spend watching television. Among teens, that amounts to about 9 hours a week on social networking activities, compared to about 10 hours a week watching TV. So how is online socializing affecting the social habits of young people today?