Barna: Churches Behind in Technology

“Blogging is also invading the ministry world. One-eighth of Protestant churches (13%) now have blog sites or pages through which people can interact with the thoughts posted by church leaders.” New Barna Research Describes Use of Technology in Churches.

I appreciate Barna’s thoughts and his interview results are helpful,. but I don’t see God’s people as late-comers to technology, either historically or presently.

The institutional church? OK, maybe.

Probably.

All right – definitely!

But I am also seeing the other side – the people of God willingly create and use the new technologies. I could name many of the current movers and shakers of the new media revolution and tell you what church they belong to. [but i wont]. However, whether we fully explore the implications of that technology, or the changing mindset that results, is another matter.

Related: (TSK) Barna on House Church, The WiFi Enabled Church, Barna’s Revolution

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Andrew

Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.

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  • This is really awesome. I found your post very interesting. Its great to use technology where it becomes easy to communicate with the church.

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