Church and TechnologyJuly 26, 2015
On Thursday, I joined my EthicsDaily.com colleagues Robert Parham and Cliff Vaughn in leading a session at the Baptist World Congress in Durban, South Africa. Our session on "Church and Technology" brought in a nice crowd, and we had a lot of fun.
We made the presentation interactive, with lots of time for questions and dialogue with the Baptists who attended from around the world. We also showed how technology can work. For instance, I took some photos during the session and tweeted them. Moments later, the tweets appeared on the large screen behind us as we showed off the Twitter feed for the Congress.
During my part of the presentation, I focused on differences between news articles and opinion columns, the importance of images in communication, and some thoughts on using technology appropriately and in moderation (since it is not inherently good or bad). Hopefully the session will help Baptists head home and engage in technology more effectively as their churches and conventions seeks to share the good news.