Convenience vs. Holiness: Why I Switched
Edit: I wrote this back in July 2018, but I still use a flip-phone and hold to the same thoughts.
1. Convenience can be an idol.
2. There is a fine line between “tool” and “distraction.”
3. I don’t need a smartphone.
Yet, I can say definitively from my own experience that, though life may be “harder” without these conveniences, I do not need a smartphone in order to function. Over the last seven months, though I have missed the ease with which I could communicate using my iPhone, I have adapted and have not experienced any serious drawbacks as a result of downgrading to a flip-phone. Now, keep in mind that I have not abandoned all electronic devices. I am typing this article on a MacBook after all. In this age of digital technology, there is much that relates to school and/or work for which I simply need access to a computer. And though the times when my laptop was out of commission happened prior to the phone switch, I do think I would be okay if it happened now—rough as it would be.