Jesus Radicals Blog 2005-2017
By: Jocelyn Perry
“Off-The-Grid” is a term normally used by people living without electricity installed in their homes. This grid of power links people to the corporation that services their municipality. People of faith and justice have also coined the phrase to live without cell phones, TVs, cars, or other technologies that can be technological distractions. But the question is, “How do people of faith and justice stay connected without the power-lines of technology?” The answer to this challenge is community.
Using technology, for example using a cell phone, is not a question of dualism—“Is a cell phone good?” or “Is a cell phone bad?” But as people, we are on the path to becoming fully human. We are challenged to answer the question, “What does it mean to truly manifest Jesus’ spirit in community using the interconnection of community to communicate?” Turning “Off-The-Grid” is tuning into spiritual community without distraction.
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