Monday, November 26, 2012

Blogs I Read: Luke Gilkerson and the Breaking Free Blog from Covenant Eyes

I use Covenant Eyes--the online safety and integrity program.

It works in the background of my computer, keeping track of all of the websites I visit and sending a weekly report to my accountability partner.

Seeing the little open eye in my desktop tray reminds me not only that I have made a covenant with my eyes not to look lustfully at a girl (Job 31:1) but that the eyes of the Lord are everywhere keeping watch on the wicked and the good (Prov 15:3).

As a pastor, I'm also constantly on the alert for good resources to help people (especially men) to navigate the dangerous waters of the Internet.

The Breaking Free Blog (primarily written and edited by Luke Gilkerson) helps me to do that.  Luke and his team scour the Internet and bring the best content for "honest discussion about Internet temptations."

They say this about their blog:
What you do online impacts your life offline. Breaking Free is about empowering you with knowledge and resources to change the way you use the Internet.

There are many online temptations: pornography and other sensual images, opportunities for inappropriate conversations, too much time spent online, and a host of other “gray areas.” This blog exposes those dangers and concerns to help you surf the Web safely.
Breaking Free doesn't just address unhealthy sexuality but also other Internet threats.  Last week, they ran a great short article on "Is This True?" Deciphering Internet Scams from Worthy Causes Online.

I'll be sending that one to family and friends--because the Internet is a terrific and dangerous place.


Thanks for reading, Pastor Mitchell. I love the concept of your blog, "Hot Orthodoxy."

Thanks for your blog, Luke. I really value it.