#FaithandCulture Reading: Your Post-Easter Calling, Screen-Free Childhood, Rural America and Platforms

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How can you honor God after Easter? Should your children have screen time? Does God care about rural America? And what should Christians think about platforms?

Get thoughtful responses to these questions from Karen Swallow Prior, Andy Crouch, Ed Stetzer and Spence Spencer in today’s #FaithandCulture Reading.

Living Out Your Post-Easter Calling: The Ministry of Reconciliation

Over at The Institute for Faith and Work, Spence Spencer urges us to live out your calling by playing a part in the ministry of reconciliation. He writes,

the ministry of reconciliation we have been given is a call to bring all of life under the lordship of Jesus Christ. It’s our role as members of God’s holy priesthood (Col. 3:23) to join him in his work of reconciling mankind and his creation unto himself (Rev. 21:5). Read More>>

The Case for a Screen-Free Childhood

Andy Crouch speaks with Vox about his new book The Tech-Wise Family and offers wisdom about parenting in a tech-crazy world. He writes,

We really believed and believe — there’s a lot of research based on this — children in their early years, they are so primed to learn. They are so primed to explore. They are primed to do that in an incredibly embodied way, which is why they are so much more active than we adults are. They are just so wired to be physical, and we really didn’t want our kids’ experience and learning to be reduced to something that was minimally physical and mostly mental. Read More>>

Rural Matters: Part of God’s Plan to Transform Our Communities and Our World

In a recent blog post at The Exchange, Ed Stetzer challenges Christians not to neglect rural America. He writes,

So let’s focus on the cities. But let’s never do so to the detriment of those in rural areas and suburbs. Rural America, whether white or black or other, is a critical part of God’s plan to see our world reached for Jesus. Read More>>

Only One Platform Will Last

Karen Swallow Prior reflects on platforms and how Christians engage them wisely. She writes,

In the end, that’s what we’re all called to do with our platforms: serve others and, in so doing, glorify God. There is no place better from which to do that than in our everyday lives. And there is no greater human affirmation we can get than from the people who live with us in our families, communities, and churches. No number of likes or shares or accolades from strangers on the internet are more important to me than getting a message from my own pastor telling me that I’m doing good work for the kingdom. Because only in connection to the Lord and his church can I find my true identity—and my true platform. Read More>>

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