Modern IT in the Bible

July 16, 2018 ...

Evangelicals like to find answers to our questions and seeds for modern trends in the Bible. But, we’re probably not seeking a link between Facebook, Twitter or even email to anything in the Old or New Testaments. Don’t give up so easily. St. Paul posted the ninth book of the New Testament to a network …

Christian Community in the Age of Internet and Podcast Preachers

July 16, 2018 ...

There’s a lot more to pastoring than developing and preaching sermons, and that is especially true for pastors who serve at small- to medium-sized churches run mainly by volunteers. Despite the dire warnings from church growth experts and leadership seminars, we are Jacks and Jills of all trades, intimately involved in our church and community. …

How the iPhone Makes Haters

July 9, 2018 ...

My impossible dream of putting the iPhone genie back in the bottle is probably not for the reasons you think. I’m as concerned as anyone about pornography, and wish I could cut screen time to protect all the synapses I fear he’s frying as his eyes are transfixed on the glowing screen. But my real …

Technophobic Pastors of Tech-Addicted Churches

July 9, 2018 ...

Consider this terrifying description of the introduction of “electric elevators” in the late 1800s on the Engineering and Technology History Wiki website: The electrical elevator led to the birth of the skyscraper, but acceptance of the electrified elevator option did not occur overnight. Electricity was a new technology and a source of both fear and …

On Social Media in the Church

July 2, 2018 ...

How did your interest in leveraging social media for kingdom impact develop? I’ve always been interested in every aspect of the media. I did five internships in college: journalism, public relations, advertising, television production, and my final internship was with FOX 6 News in San Diego. I thought I would pursue broadcast news as a …

To Speak or Not to Speak

July 2, 2018 ...

Over the years, the leadership team at The Navigators has been asked to speak out on many topics. For example: abortion; political candidates; LGBT issues and same-sex marriage; refugees and immigration; race relations; class injustice; tax reform; women’s rights; creation stewardship (environmentalism); assisted suicide; and dignity and care for the elderly. There are others, but …

The Opportunity Smartphones Present the Church

June 25, 2018 ...

For Christians and church leaders my response to Twenge is simple: It doesn’t really matter. Seemingly for all of modern history, people worry about the latest trends. But these are just distractions from our mission. The same things parents say about children playing too many video games today were said in 1987. This is what …

Managing Technology in the Family

November 8, 2017 ...

In this webinar, Andy Crouch, past executive editor of Christianity Today and author of “The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Place,” offers principles on how to manage technology in the family with practical examples of how those principles played out in his family. The webinar costs $25 for non-members. If you are …

Bioethics Resolution Considers New Technology

October 25, 2016 ...

The Biotechnology and Bioethics 2016 resolution also updates prior NAE resolutions on bioethics in light of new developments in the field. NAE President Leith Anderson said, “This resolution leans on the wisdom of responsible bioethicists who have studied the ethical and moral implications of new biotechnology, offering biblical guidance for Christ-followers as they consider the …

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