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Keeping Technology In A Healthy Perspective

ABOUT OUR GUEST: Dr. Luis Camillo Almeida is the Department Chair of the Mass Media Studies program at Talladega College. Almeida has published research articles in three continents relating to technology, published books on technology and research, and has delivered concurrent academic presentations in national and international conferences. Almeida has served as a critic of technology and leadership contributor in a number of media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, WAPT-Jackson, MS, CBS Channel 12 —Chattanooga, The Indiana Gazette, Cleveland Daily Banner, among many others. Internationally, Almeida has been featured on Radio CBN (Brazil), VOA (Portugal and Nigeria), Trifatto Magazine and O Globo Newspaper, also in Brazil. Almeida has also been a contributor to the Prattler Handbook of Latino Education in the U.S, is a lifetime member of the Holmes Partnership minority program, was acclaimed by the Pittsburgh Tribune Review as “Newsmaker” for his work with technology, and has served as a quantitative researcher for the multi-million dollar Classrooms For the Future (CFF) and Enhancing Education Through Technology grants. Almeida delivered a TEDx talk “Breaking Free From Technology and was interviewed by the Digital Citizenship Summit at Twitter Headquarters for his work on technology which received millions of media impressions. He received his PhD from Penn State University and lives with his wife and daughter in Oxford, AL. Dr. Almeida is a Christian and blogs regularly on the topic of faith. Find his writings on faith in the "Blessings" category of his blog: WATCH THE FULL EPISODE BELOW ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL

In his book, "Technomoderation", Dr. Almeida argues that humanity seems to be increasingly more and more numb to the fact that we are becoming more like computers and that too many of us rely on technology for temporary highs or distractions from the real world. He then offers hope that technology can be leveraged against itself to simplify our lives and enhance our human experience. In this episode of The Kinetic we will discuss this new model of human behavior that he's identified, what it is that truly makes us human and how we should hold onto and nurture positive social qualities before ending up mindless tech drones. How does all of this tie into our spiritual walk with Christ? Tune in and find out! To Learn More About Our Guest: Listen to his TED x Talk "Breaking Free from Technology" Below

Keeping calm in the midst of turmoil.


ABOUT OUR GUEST: Pastor Dickerson founded New Vison Ministry, Woodbridge, VA, in 2011 and held its first service in January 2012. God has blessed New Vision Ministry and has increased its territory each year. The ministry now has an established Men’s Ministry, Women’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, Usher Ministry a and very strong Community Service ministry.

Pastor Dickerson accepted his call to preach July 2007, and preached his first sermon on September 24, 2007, entitled “Blessings In The Mist of Struggles,” at the Ebenezer Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Charles A. Lundy. He and his wife served faithfully there for 12 years, until he was led to establish New Vision Ministry. Pastor Dickerson was ordained as a Deacon at the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Omaha, NE and served on the Ebenezer Baptist Church Deacon Ministry as well.

Pastor Dickerson has served as Chairman of the New Members team, Chairman of the Men’s Ministry and has planned and organized several Men’s Retreats, Youth Retreats and Marriage Fellowships. He previously served as the co-facilitator of the Marriage Ministry with his wife First Lady Tina Dickerson. He is a Certified Christian Counselor, and has a Master’s of Divinity Degree (Leadership) and a Master’s of Art Degree in Biblical Studies from Lancaster’s Bible College, and Capital Bible Seminary.

Pastor Dickerson is the son of the late Herbert and Shirley Dickerson and is a native of Danville, Virginia. He is happily married to his high school Sweetheart Tina Marie and they have two wonderful children Damian and Danielle. Pastor Dickerson’s favorite scripture is the 23 Psalm. Pastor Dickerson retired in 2006 as a Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force

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