Key Connections (January 11, 2017)

7 Ways Smartphones Can Enhance Your Spiritual Life (Joe Carter, The Gospel Coalition)

Christians must therefore think critically about how smartphones affect us…Yet in watching out for the pitfalls of technology we should not overlook the ways that smartphones can be useful for spiritual formation.

We Read the Bible Together…You Can, Too! (Carrie Ward, True Woman)

I wanted to read the Bible, and I wanted my children to know God’s Word. Why not do both at the same time? Why not read the entire Bible together?

Practicing Your Social Media Before Other People (Mike Leake, Borrowed Light)

At the end of the day it’s all about the heart and what is our motivation for posting what we do? And do I believe the gospel enough to actually pause and check my motivations?

Fresh Fuel for Your Prayer Life (Colin Smith, Unlocking the Bible)

The most helpful advice I ever received about prayer came from my own pastor early in life: Always pray with an open Bible.

12 Ways to Be a Curious Person (Barnabas Piper, The Blazing Center)

For some people, curiosity is highly relational; for some it’s actionable, and for some it’s conceptual….The list that follows seeks to offer practical steps for curiosity of any cut, color, or kind.

Kristen Wetherell is a writer, Bible teacher, and the content manager of Unlocking the Bible. She is the author, along with Sarah Walton, of Hope When It Hurts: Biblical Reflections to Help You Grasp God’s Purpose in Your Suffering (The Good Book Company, April 2017). She blogs at her website, and you can follow her on Twitter. She and her husband, Brad, are members of The Orchard in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Connect with Kristen at her website.

Date Posted: Jan 11th, 2017