It goes without saying that we live in the age of internet. Everything has a website because everything needs a website, even if it doesn’t. Each week most of us will spend countless hours staring at a computer screen, and though we tell ourselves we’re doing work, a lot of the time we’re really just bored. Don’t believe me? Exactly how much time do you spend on Facebook?
Yeah, that’s what I thought.
The reason sites like StumbleUpon exist at all is because humans are constantly looking for new ways to waste their time. Jesse Carey of Relevant Magazine knows this better than anyone, which is why he pokes fun at our procrastination in his latest article. If you’re going to goof-off online, Carey argues, why not look at these sites?
Explore one of the greatest works of religious art ever created with this virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel.
The folks at the Internet Archive digital museum have made it possible to revisit your middle school computer lab by putting classic PC games like The Oregon Trail and Prince of Persia online. Just watch out for dysentery.
For those who are more musically inclined, the Online Sequencer lets you create songs with a variety of instruments and sounds, and easily save and share your work.
Ok, so wasting time can be fun, but what about the Christian who’s looking for something a little more edifying? 2 Peter 3:18 does say we’re supposed to being growing in grace and knowledge, and if you’re going to procrastinate online, perhaps it should be with something that’s improving your relationship with Christ. If that’s what you’re looking for, you might just consider one of these websites.
Everything you need for your own Bible study can be found right here. From different translations to sermon illustrations and everything in-between. You’ll be a top notch theologian in no time.
The ideal site for Christian women, iBelieve has loads of articles about faith, motherhood, and relationships.
Looking for some encouraging videos? Look no further than Godtube, which has a wide selection of Christian music, inspirational stories, and adorable video clips.
Looking to hone your Bible trivia? Try Christianity.com. The sit boosts a number for fun games, as well as articles and videos from today’s leading Christian thinkers.
What about you? Know of any good websites that can help Christians grow?
*This Article Published 3/3/2015
**Ryan Duncan is the Entertainment Editor for Crosswalk.com