The Limitations of Digital Minimalism

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Digital Minimalism

Digital minimalism is an attempt to tackle something that I think almost everyone today can sympathise with; how much time social media and big tech suck out of our lives.

Love it or hate it, no one can deny the fundamental presence of big tech in our modern lives.

If you’re one of the people who has shifted over time from off-handed comments about how much time we spend on social media, to becoming legitimately concerned that it is negatively affecting other aspects of your life, then you’re not alone.

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A Dialogue with Natasha Crain on Evolution

Have you heard of Natasha Crain?

She’s the author of an excellent blog dedicated to empowering Christian parents to raise their kids with a good, solid foundation in Christian apologetics.

Mrs Crain has a great blog and has written some great articles about everything from how to teach your kids to think critically, to the potential warning signs and consequences of raising your kids on a watered down faith.

A lot of people assume teaching their kids apologetics would involve some kind of formal event: Dad comes home from work with his suit and briefcase, loosens the tie (only slightly), then sternly gathers the children and announces, “Kids, it’s time to talk about…apologetics… but it doesn’t have to be like this!” – Natasha Crain

It’s a brilliant blog, which makes mine look like a cheap soap-box. It has a lot of really great, readable information and some of the big hitters in apologetics such as Dr J Warner Wallace for example have openly endorsed and featured her work.

Scanning through Mrs Crain’s posts I stumbled upon this one:

4 Key Points Christian Kids Need to Understand About Evolution

I’m very interested to know where other Christian’s, especially big hot-shot apologists, stand on evolution. How you see Genesis, and the relationship between the Bible and science says a lot about how you view scripture, in my experience. So naturally I was intrigued to get some insight into one of my new favourite bloggers’ perspective on this vital issue.

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3 Compelling Reasons the ‘Highly Sensitive Person’ is a complete myth

Editors note: Hi, welcome to Christian Valour. This is an old post. A while back I changed the theme of this blog to Christian apologetics and creation, and as such this post is no longer consistent with my new theme. I’ve kept it here however because it’s a popular post and hopefully still helpful to anyone struggling with this issue. I hope you enjoy it and if you’re interested then feel free to check out some of my other posts.

The ‘Highly Sensitive Person’

Are you a bit of a perfectionist? Do you find it hard to form and keep close relationships? Do you often find that you need to take breaks, feeling overwhelmed by your environment? Do you cry or lose your temper easily?

You might be a Highly Sensitive Person… then again, you might not.

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physical strength and biblical manhood… the great divide

Physical strength has been systematically alienated from the perception of modern ‘biblical’ manhood.

I’ve been reading heaps lately about biblical manhood (you might say I’m taking a learn-as-you-go approach to this blog) and one preliminary observation I have made that stands out immediately is this:

Biblical masculinity today is framed completely independently of any reference to physical strength or tactical skills, or the physical virtues associated with self mastery.

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Are you a reflective, or reactive listener?

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When you’re listening to a sermon, or song, or reading something – such as this very article, or having a conversation with a friend or anyone else, do you tend to react instinctively to what they’re saying either positively or negatively?

Or do you attempt to internalise it and give the argument some critical analysis of your own before you decide whether you agree or disagree?

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