The Challenge of Attention in a Digital Age

Al Mohler directs our attention to an article on the loss of the life of the mind and the ability to stay focused and pay attention in our digital age.

The article appears in the magazine TAG and was written by Courtney E. Martin.  It’s a fascinating look at how the culture in college has become overrun by the digital age.  Mohler concludes his commentary with this:

People who cannot maintain mental attention cannot know the intimacy of prayer, and God does not maintain a Facebook page. Our ability to focus attention is not just about the mind, for it is also a reflection of the soul. Our Christian discipleship demands that we give attention to our attention.

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