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The Flight From Conversation

May 11, 2012

On April 22, Sherry Turkle published an opinion piece in the New York Times called “The Flight from Conversation”. The fruit of fifteen years studying technologies of mobile connection, Turkle suggests that “the little devices most of us carry around are so powerful that theychange not only what we do, but also who we are.”

We will be having some conversation about this provacative piece this week in worship. You are encouraged to read it ahead of time, join us for worship, and stay for fellowship (um, I mean conversation).

The sermon will be called “The Flight From/To Conversation”, based on Acts 10:44-48 and John 15: 9-17.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Will Summers permalink
    May 11, 2012 6:10 pm

    I read that piece when it came out and found it fascinating. I read a book called The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture: How Media Shapes Faith, the Gospel, and Church by Shane Hipps a couple of years ago that I really enjoyed (I have a copy if you are interested in reading it). It looks like he has a new book called Flickering Pixels: How Technology Shapes Your Faith. Sarah’s preaching somewhere else Sunday, but I’m looking forward to reading your sermon and maybe having a conversation soon…

  2. Grandma Leslie permalink
    May 12, 2012 7:57 am

    I’ve shared this post with my family. Although they won’t be able to join us for your sermon, I look forward to discussions of this issue in terms of our family…especially how we raise our children in faith. BTW, I did appreciate how technology allowed me to receive and share your post. CC responded enthusiastically by text that she will read the article and looks forward to reading your sermon. Then…we’ll conversate!

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