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ICCM AU: A Theology of Mobile Ministry (Keynote 2)

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Ministry is best defined within theological contexts. Therefore, in order to derive the benefits of mobile ministry, it has to be looked upon with a theological lens, not just a technical and sociological one.

This is the second of four keynotes given at the 2015 ICCM Australia Conference.

Video for this talk is at:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRnWV2mAJOQ

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ICCM AU: A Theology of Mobile Ministry (Keynote 2)

  1. 1. A THEOLOGY OF MOBILE MINISTRY ANTOINE RJ WRIGHT (@MOBILEMINMAG) FOR ICCM AU 2015 (#ICCMAU)
  2. 2. FRAMING OUR DISCUSSION • Defining Mobile Ministry • Presenting Biblical Arguments • Presenting Historical Arguments • Applying Theology to Mobile (and Other Technology-Behaviors)
  3. 3. DEFINITION OF MOBILE MINISTRY
  4. 4. –From the Toilet to the Pulpit, Mobile Ministry Magazine http://mobileministrymagazine.com/Issues/cpcc-gf- 2011.html “The skillful use and application of mobile technologies and behaviors for the fulfilling religious practices.”
  5. 5. BIBLICAL ARGUMENTS
  6. 6. –Deut. 6:1-9 ...Bind them as a sign on your hand and let them be a symbol on your forehead. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
  7. 7. –Matthew 28:18-20 ...Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit...
  8. 8. –James 1:22-27 ...Because if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man looking at his own face in a mirror. For he looks at himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was....
  9. 9. –John 17:20-26 ...May they all be one, as You, Father, are in Me and I am in You. May they also be one in Us so the world may believe You sent Me...
  10. 10. HISTORICAL ARGUMENTS
  11. 11. HISTORICAL ARGUMENTS • Changing the Intended Design of Technologies • Writing • Roman Roads/Trade Routes • Designing Around Governments/Behaviors • Designing for Ministry, Moving Beyond Ministry (BAM)
  12. 12. APPLYING THEOLOGY TO MOBILE
  13. 13. Technologies and Behaviors
  14. 14. TECHNOLOGIES AND BEHAVIORS • Tools • Focuses/motivations of developers, marketers, etc. • Usability, accessibility, and access
  15. 15. Effects and Outcomes
  16. 16. EFFECTS AND OUTCOMES • At the intersection of faith and mobile tech, what effects personally should we be looking for • At the intersection of faith and mobile tech, what effects to the community should we be looking for
  17. 17. Questions We Should Ask
  18. 18. QUESTIONS WE SHOULD ASK • What designates skillful use, versus foolish? • What are the effects to local traditions? • What practices of the faith should be kept/lost? • What have been some outcomes of mobile ministry efforts to date (include organizational change)? • What is not mobile?
  19. 19. Questions We Shouldn't Ask
  20. 20. SUMMARY AND TAKE AWAYS
  21. 21. SUMMARIZING OUR DISCUSSION • Defining Mobile Ministry • Presenting Biblical Arguments • Presenting Historical Arguments • Applying Theology to Mobile (and Other Technology-Behaviors)
  22. 22. –From the Toilet to the Pulpit, Mobile Ministry Magazine http://mobileministrymagazine.com/Issues/cpcc-gf- 2011.html “The skillful use and application of mobile technologies and behaviors for the fulfilling religious practices.”
  23. 23. Theological Explorations from Here...
  24. 24. END (...DOES THEOLOGY REALLY END?)
  25. 25. ANTOINE RJ WRIGHT MOBILE MINISTRY MAGAZINE @MOBILEMINMAG #MOBMIN

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