From the book Pause for Pastors: Finding Still Waters in the Storm of Ministry.

I use modern technology. Actually, I depend upon it. For writing and speaking, for daily calendars, for communicating to others, for reading and studying, for news reports and sports scores, for medical reminders to maintain better health. I can hold facts in my hands and send them to my brain. I can send thoughts globally in this hi-tech world. But I can’t let that take the place of the need to touch, to feel, to see, to hear, to cry, to care.

Use the devices. But know why. And don’t become addicted.

Use the devices. For yourself. For others.

But be careful. And don’t be used by them.

To keep our hi-tech balanced, we must live the life of hi-touch. Community, unity, church as a family, open-ended questions, transparent confessions, laughter in person instead of just internet humor.

Modern gadgets are convenient and appropriate. But in our busyness with the devices we hold, let us be sure to be held by our Father. Depending on Him is better than depending on any other device.