Monday, June 21, 2010

The Face-To-Face Gospel And The Death Of Distance

By Al Erisman interviewed by Tim Stafford

Al Erisman says we need to think about ministry in the digital culture the way missionaries think about the culture of the people they serve.

Technology is changing our lives at breakneck speed and in unpredictable ways. In just one decade, for example, the mobile phone has transformed the daily life of virtually every church leader in the world. Technology also changes the way the gospel gets communicated, whether through PowerPoint slides, websites, or screens at multi-site churches. We sought out a man who has decades of practical experience with technology in business—as well as wide and deep thinking about its significance.

Al Erisman spent 32 years at Boeing, and for the last 11 of those years was director of research and development for technology. He now teaches in the business school at Seattle Pacific University and is co-founder and editor of Ethix magazine (Ethix.org). He also consults and lectures on faith and economic development, most recently in the Central African Republic and Nepal. He recently spoke with Global Conversation editor and CT senior writer Tim Stafford.

What does technology have to do with the gospel?

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Until next time...share the journey and enjoy the ride!

Pat