Bridget Gee is a first-time author of the newly released book, “Single, Just Because” (InterVarsity Press). She lives in Arizona but serves as the Spiritual Formation Coordinator of InterVarsity’s Study Abroad Team, which means she leads pilgrimages in Europe for students, staff, and partners.
Now I often find myself hunched over my phone in line at the grocery store or sitting in my car checking TikTok for some fresh hits of dopamine before I set out on my way. It’s like I’d rather have something take up the space in my mind than be alone with the quiet of my own thoughts anymore.
"God has slowly but surely revealed to me that my endless striving for love and admiration has been in vain, and that if I continued after it, it would also be an ever-smoldering oven, constantly needing to be fueled and fed. It was an idol."
Now more than ever, there is a prophetic call on our lives as children of the Creator God to be set apart from the ways technology can turn art into an idol. I am not advocating that we as Christians walk away from the art of this world. But I do have some suggestions for how we can live responsibly into this call.