Last week I had the privilege of teaching at Doug Field’s 2013 Student Leadership Conference in Dallas (the next two are in July). Wednesday night when I arrived, I interviewed a bunch of student leaders, recording their answers for my “Lure of the Glowing Screen” workshop.
I asked these student leaders the following question: What advice would you give to a young person if they just got a new iPhone for Christmas?
Here are some of the answers I received:
“Don’t drop it!”
“Don’t let it become an idol in your life. You need to honor God first.”
“You gotta be careful with Siri because it will mess up your words and sometimes it will put in something that you will never ever want to put down in a text message, or post online, or anything like that.”
“Don’t let it take control of your social life. Don’t let it dictate what you do. Just be smart with it.”
“Probably the most important thing you will ever find out about your iPhone is that iPhones can’t swim.”
“Just remember your passion for God and watch what you do.”
“The most important advice I can give you is to not drop it in the toilet.”
“Don’t do anything you would be comfortable doing in front of your grandma.”
“Don’t let anyone lock your iPhone.”
“You don’t always need your phone because it can get addictive and if you’re not addicted to the Lord, it’s not good to be addicted to anything.”
“Don’t wash it.”
There you have it. Wise words from today’s teenaged leaders.
IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER FOR JULY’S STUDENT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCES IN BOTH CA & PA. I’LL BE TEACHING AT BOTH