Amusing Ourselves to Death

     Several years ago, author Neil Postman wrote an excellent book that was titled Amusing Ourselves to Death.  The “death” his title referred to is the death of a vibrant national culture in America.  His book provides ample proof for this title and conclusion. 

      In the years that have transpired since I read his book, I have often wondered how frequently God’s people have been amusing themselves to death spiritually.  Think about that the next time you reach for the remote control.  How often in a day do you and I prioritize amusement over spiritual growth? 

      “Add to your faith” is commanded by God (2 Peter 1:5-7). “Amuse yourself ” is not. 

      Which mandate are you living by?

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Author: jchowning

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