Everyone of us is homesick. We’re all longing for our true Home in heaven with all the redeemed and the Lord Jesus Christ. Because we suffer with this homesickness, we try to fill the void with fleeting pleasures that become habitual and turn into addictions. The way out of addiction is to wait patiently for the joys that are to come, and to live in the hope of the promises of God: Jesus has gone on before us as a forerunner guaranteeing our safe arrival and complete satisfaction and joy.
To say that we are addicted to our screens is axiomatic. As I wrote and researched this talk, I was in front of a screen. In this presentation, I will discuss a brief history of technologies, how they were received historically, how they changed the world for good and ill, and how pervasive this one is in our lives. I will talk about reasons to unplug (and levels of “unplugged-ness”) and ways to accom-plish that, all in the light of the gospel.
What is your paradise? What are your conceptions of heaven? Do you long for a place that is not this world? In this episode Elyse Fitzpatrick talks with Craig Marshall about her newest book Home, in which she wrestles with these questions and addresses how a healthy desire to be with Christ can give us hope during our trials right now.
In this episode, Craig Marshall sat down with dynamic writer and teacher Elyse Fitzpatrick. Spend some time learning more about Elyse’s unique history and passion for Biblical Counseling. She will also share her thoughts on ‘Screen Addiction,’ a topic she will be tackling at the upcoming Summer Institute 2017.