Thank you for the window into your experience and ministry in New York. Culture contributes significantly to the understanding of ourselves and our relationship with our faith. There are ways in which contemporary culture can support the faith, but it is important to not allow the faith to be reduced to culture. Our faith is universal and while cultural components are included in worship, our manner of life should be derived primarily from faith and secondarily from culture. On a different note, I agree that days for disconnecting from technology or “desert days” are very helpful to refocus on the priority of our relationships in Jesus Christ.