Question to discuss:
How have you seen social media affect your investment in and interactions with the “real” friends in your life? What have you done about it?
Roundtable: Like Me, Don’t Just “Like” Me
We love our social media platforms. The information, the approval, the connection — everything. But is your use of social media on the verge of ruining your real-life relationships? Do notifications, beeps and bubbles pull your attention away from the people right in front of you? Do they skew your priorities, even when you don’t want them to? Our panel discussion shows us how to stay informed and connected to the digital world while still keeping the people we love as the main thing.
Culture: If You’re Happy and You Know It
Life is hard. Stuff in our own lives as well as turmoil around the world constantly threatens to undo us. Is it possible that we can be happy in the midst of so much chaos? Lisa Harper, author of “The Sacrament of Happy,” says it’s not only possible, but that God designed it that way. Knowing what we have in Christ, Christians are called to contentment, joy and wonder in the big and little details of life. And sometimes we have to quiet the “Pharisees” in our lives to understand that.
Inbox: Under the Influence
Her close friend is a non-Christian, and has different values, priorities and perspectives. Should she be pulling away from the friendship to establish protective boundaries, or drawing closer as a potential witness? Counselor Danny Huerta weighs in.
Music: A.D. the Bible Continues