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Silicon Faith 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

Silicon Faith

We worship the gods of Silicon Valley. Is our faith in God equally as strong?

At a Glance

For a long time, we've been enamored with just about anything that comes out of the Silicon Valley. We love its products, we're bedazzled with the latest gadgets and we spend hours of every day using technology that was born in this small, geographical area. In short, we have silicon faith. We put our trust in technology, and we worship the gods of the Silicon Valley. Our Bible lesson for today challenges us -- not to throw our technie toys in the trash -- but to reexamine whether our faith is properly focused.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's gospel text, see "The Long Tail," November 13, 2005, at

Since the late 1970s, we have been putting our faith in silicon.

As in Silicon Valley.

According to Wired Magazine (March 2014), we have actually dreamed in silicon. From "the personal computer to the MP3, from the Internet to the smartphone, a seemingly unending stream of computer-based innovations has kept Silicon Valley aloft not...

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