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How to Beat Digital Distraction and Live Purposefully | Keith & Patrick




"Phillip Morris just wanted your lungs. The app store wants your soul." -Bill Maher Technology helps us go faster and get more done. But could speed and convenience cost us a meaningful life? Does going faster matter when we don't know what we're moving towards? Technology isn't the problem. Distraction is. But the constant stream of notifications, likes, emails, and text messages are precisely what distracts us from spending time on what we actually value. In this episode, (Keith) and (Patrick) share how they're fighting against digital distraction in order to live purposefully. Interested in more content like this? Listen to Keith's sermon (Never Get High On Your Own Supply) from our (Genesis series). Also, make sure to check out the Resources and Related Episodes listed below. Are you struggling with the speed and stress of daily life? Lots of people are. That’s why we created a 10-day devotional to help you rest and reset. Sign up for it (here). To learn more, visit our (website) and follow us on (Facebook), (Instagram), and (Twitter) @TheCrossingCOMO.   Outline 0:20 - Accountable to God 0:35 - (Psalm 90.12) 2:05 - Living a meaningful life 3:05 - (Daily dose of phone time) 3:25 - Goethe’s quote 5:00 - Cost and profit of technology 6:25 - (Slot Machines vs Major League Baseball) 9:15 - Attention Economy 10:55 - Technology in Amish communities 12:10 - Internal triggers 13:50 - External triggers 14:10 - (85% never adjust notification settings) 17:20 - (Multitasking and refocusing) 18:30 - Lies of technology 20:30 - Emails 25:45 - Pre-commitments 28:00 - Pervasive patterns with phones vs values 30:15 - The issue 31:25 - Closing challenge 32:25 - Subscribe. Rate. Share.   Social Facebook: ( Instagram: ( Twitter: (   Scripture Psalm 90.12: (   References Daily dose of phone time ("Tech companies tried to help us spend less time on our phones. It didn't work" by Rani Molla from Vox): ( Slot Machines vs. Major League Baseball ("Slot Machines Make More Money in the United States Than Baseball, Movies, and Theme Parks Combined" from Curionic): ( 85%... Support this podcast