Listen, I like technology; we have ways of communicating now that we did not even imagine growing up. But there is a side of technology that is sickening. Is it me or every time I look at our young people their eyes are glued to some technological instrument? We see them walking around with headphones, listening to garbage, texting, playing video games, wasting time and surfing the net looking for more garbage. They have created their own world and we are creating a world where we are lacking social skills and concern for others.
I see families going out together to eat while the teens are on their phone completely disconnected from the family. Technology has become their family, what they prefer, their escape from this world; it is indeed a kiss my butt attitude. You ask them, how was your day? And they respond, while refusing to make eye contact with you, by saying “Good” as they continue looking at their iPhones, iPod’s, etc. And perhaps, that is the problem, everything starts with “I”; a world where is all about me; a world where I am the center…no acknowledgement of God and no consideration for one another.
This is the “I” generation, a selfish concept that must be corrected before is too late. We, as responsible parents do not allow our kids to watch certain shows or movies; we don’t allow them to go to certain places and drink certain drinks. However, when we allow them to have free access to the internet we are exposing them to a very dangerous world of, pornography, violence, laziness, antisocial embrace, an escape from reality into a fantasy world… and in general, we are exposing our children to an antichrist value systems.
That is why our kids can’t worship in church, can’t pray, are not developing a relationship with Christ; that is because they are too distracted with technology. As a man and the pastor in my home…this is one of my greatest challenge.
What do you think about this topic? Is it a problem or is it just me getting old?
An independent thinker with a profound call to see the orthodoxy of the church and passion for Christ manifesting together. Angel was born in Brooklyn, New York in April of 1968, he was raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico where he earned his B.S. degree in Sociology with a minor in Education from the Inter American University in San Germán in 1991. That same year he moved to Jacksonville, Florida. After working construction jobs for a year and learning the English language, his first job working with foster-care children in the capacity of youth care worker was with Jacksonville Youth Sanctuary in September of 1992. With JYS he was promoted several times as group home supervisor, legal caseworker, and program director.
While in Jacksonville, Angel studied a couple of martial arts styles. After earning his black belt, he became the founder of Good Fight Ministries as he used martial arts as an instrument to preach the gospel. In 2004 Angel was selected Martial Arts Instructor of the Year for the State of Florida and in 2005 Angel was inducted in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame where he also received the Christian Spirit Award. In July of 2005 Angel accepted his call to pastor a bilingual church in Winton, NC where he served for a couple of years. Five months later he lost his first wife to cancer in December of that same year. This initiated a deep valley of suffering in his life, a mountain of costly mistakes and the embracing of lifestyles of sin that are well documented through this blog.
In August of 2012 Angel moved to Fairbanks Alaska with his wife Rayette Casiano and six children who are now adults. In Alaska, Angel continued his social work-related career and his ministry of preaching, teaching and writing. Angel is the author of two books, Hope for the divorcee: Forgiving and Moving Forward and 7 Banderas de Esperanza: La Bendición de Yokdzonot.
In January 8th of 2020 Angel and his wife moved to Arizona. On June 8th 2021 Angel started his home church, not as a starting point, but as a closer way to how the church is suppose to look like according to Scripture.