Have you ever just Googled something to see how many results can be found?
Greece About 677,000,000 results
Urban Outfitters About 25,000,000 results
Coffee About 1,030,000,000 results (coffee wins EVERY time!)
We live in an age that has so much information that we are able to access. It’s awesome! But does it ever seem to get overwhelming? What can you trust?
I think that’s the biggest issue I have with a lot of the online sources. You can’t trust them.
In nursing school we are taught to know our sources, to make sure they are medically reliable and current. We have to have complete trust in the source because it can ultimately save a life. I read my textbooks knowing that hundreds of people have collaborated and decided that this is the best way of taking care of the patient. When I research something online I know Mayo Clinic & CDC will have reliable and up-to-date information, I also know that MSNBC, while it contains entertaining articles, would not be something I would implement into my daily practice.
With all this information in the world it is so important to filter. Read, read, read! But compare, contrast the information provided, find the common themes, use sources that are reliable, and don’t build your life around ONE article!
I also compare this to Christianity. We have so much available to us. We have wonderful books written by godly men, and some ungodly men. So yes, read!! But do not build your life around one (sinful) man! Know your sources. Compare the words spoken and written by men to the ultimate source of truth, The Bible.
I think in my attempt to gain knowledge about the Bible, I can easily skip over…actually reading the Bible!
~Use the resources that have been provided, always be learning~ But don’t forget to study the ultimate source!