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Media Addiction

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Ken Chitwood

on 10 September 2014

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Transcript of Media Addiction

Five(5)Symptoms of #MediaAddiction
Whaddaya Think?
A question from Klout - do you believe social media is addictive?

Some doctors are identifying psychological disorders such as: internet overuse, video game addiction and pathological social media use.

Are you addicted?

Media can addict us or augment our
life. It can bless or harm...Which will it be?
More facts...
Smartphones > toilets

3 million blogs + this month

15 mins. + cat videos = bad juju

2x smartphone users // cigarette users

Txt tests

20% of couples meet online
What Does Scripture have to Say?
Scripture does NOT speak directly to media usage...

...but it does have something to say about:
+idolatry (Ex. 20:3-6)
+doing honorable things (Phil. 4:8)
+using our eyes (Ps. 101:3-4; Luke 11:34)
+testing everything (1 Thess. 5:21-22)
+temptation (Mark 9:43-47)
+lawful v. profitable (1 Cor. 6:12-13)
+love, self-discipline (2 Tim. 1:7)
+things that pass away (1 John 2:15-17)
So, Are You Addicted?
Five Symptoms of #MediaAddiction:

1. You couldn't go a day without using media without feeling adverse physical effects
2. You get flustered and frustrated by lack of interaction with posts, messages, videos etc.
3. You can't separate your "interpersonal" life from your "online" life
4. You find your worth is more wrapped up in social media than in real world interactions
5. Your use of media snowballs into other sins
Media Misdeeds
How Media Can Augment Your Life
Rejoicing w/ others
Be TOGETHER...really (p.o.p.)
Online accountability
Could YOU take a break?
FB: What's on your mind? Me: Honestly...
Love other people
Post stuff w/ substance
Missionary memes
@kchitwood | #LLdeloved
Preface: you don't need media to sin, but...

Idolatry and the internet
Sabbath and social media
Coveting thy neighbor's...

Is it honorable? Profitable? A temptation? Eternal? Of most importance? Test it!
The Good News
Created & Redeemed for...
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