The Technology Gap

    Christian leaders affirm technology’s importance, but often fail to see it as a gap deserving further research. If you ask the average missional leader what the biggest influence will be on the Great Commission by 2050, they are likely to… Read More »The Technology Gap

    Evangelizing Technology

      Digital Evangelism is Spreading the Gospel … and Technology. In 1956, the same year Jim Elliot and his missionary teammates were killed in Ecuador, another Christian ministry was celebrating its 25th anniversary of work in the country. The HCJB radio… Read More »Evangelizing Technology

      Is Crypto Worth a Christian’s Time?

        There are good reasons to be skeptical about cryptocurrency. For one, it’s debatable whether “currency” is even accurate. And in fact, consensus seems to be leaning more towards calling it a financial “security,” or more generally a “digital asset.” But it depends on who you ask, and probably on how you define “money.” None of which is as simple as it seems.

        It’s Not Enough to Broadcast a Service. Churches Need to Foster Community.

          Since the coronavirus forced worship services to move online, nearly a third of church-goers have stopped attending church, according to new Barna research. Among millennials, it’s even higher: Half of those who used to go to church have stopped since the pandemic started. It is not clear why. But when attendance plummets, we need to stop, reflect, and answer that question.

          Unbundling Church

            The church needs to be thinking outside the sanctuary, not only in the near term during COVID, but long after. Many church leaders are more than ready to welcome people back into sanctuaries, to see faces, shake hands, offer hugs. But that focus may risk distracting some leaders from considering what their hybrid churches will need over the coming year. So what should we spend our time doing?

            How Livestreaming Can Help Us Better Understand Church

              Church went online in unprecedented numbers in the past few weeks, as thousands of priests, ministers, reverends, and preachers across the United States sought to carry on their Sunday services in some form. So what will happen as the state-imposed sheltering in place loosens and churches begin to reopen their doors? We can find clues by looking back to 2007—the year Amazon introduced the Kindle ebook reader. Many commentators wondered whether print books would survive.