In light of all that I read and get thrown my way in terms of software/process opportunities, it was a nice heart-check, ego-stomp, and reevaluation of priorities this article that put be back in front of the Father appropriately.
Dallas Theological Seminary’s Center for Christian Leadership is hosting Shane Hipps, author of Flickering Pixels (my review), for a one day conference in Dallas called The Electronic Gospel: How Technology Shapes Our Faith on February 8th, 2010… John Dyer will lead one on controlling technology in our daily lives, Scott McClellan of Collide Magazine will lead a session on social media, and Bill Buchanan of Irving Bible Church will lead one on technology in the worship service.
This looks like a great conference. Don’t see MMM going as there’s a scheduling conflict (and poor planning on my part), but we will try and get some coverage of it from various vantage points.
For more information and to register, visit the The Electronic Gospel: How Technology Shapes Our Faith website.
Cynthia Ware has taken a look look at how Christian missionaries are using new media as parts of their efforts to connect and share news of their connections when away from their “roots.” Here’s a snippet:
…Today’s missionaries are using blogs, facebook, shutterfly and other social media to extend their connectedness, reward their supporters and create archived memories of their unique adventures. Whether missionaries are serving on short term teams or serving in long term posts, they need no longer be disconnected from their points of origin, hometowns, partners, sending churches, extended families, etc. In fact, if they have internet access, there’s virtually (no pun intended) no reason they can’t be very connected…
Read the rest at Digital.Leadnet and also check out Cynthia’s site Digital Sanctuary for more views on ministry, media, and their convergance.