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#DIGITALCHRISTIANS
BECOMING

#DIGITALCHRISTIANS
SUNDAY, JANUARY 10
1
#DIGITALCHRISTIANS
Episode 2:
Three Leaps
#digitalchristians
2
#DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS
WHAT YOU MAY FEEL LIKE. OR WHAT YOU FELT LIKE?
3
#DIGITALCHRISTIANS
Let’s do
some review.
4
#DIGITALCHRISTIANS
“All the believers were together and had everything in
common. They sold property and possessions to gi...
#DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 1: GROUND RULES
WHY THE TEMPLE COURTS??
▸ Old Testament ways were
put to death with Christ
▸ Hom...
#DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 1: GROUND RULES
TODAY’S TEMPLE COURTS
▸ 87% of the United States
has internet access
▸ 1/7th of ...
#DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 1: GROUND RULES
WELCOME TO THIS CLASS.
WE’RE HERE TO HELP.
TECHNOLOGY CHRISTIANITY
8
#DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 1: GROUND RULES 9
I’m your astronaut. 

I have been to the planet Digital, and I speak its langu...
#DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 1: GROUND RULES
BEGINNINGS
BIASES
BEHAVIORS
10
In this class, we’ll discuss three major themes
H...
#DIGITALCHRISTIANS
The Three Leaps:
‣ Print
‣ Televison
‣ Internet
#digitalchristians
11
#DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS
FUN WITH QUOTATIONS
12
#DIGITALCHRISTIANS
Guess the technology:

“What gunpowder has done for the war,
[this technology] has done for the mind.”
...
#DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS
FUN WITH QUOTATIONS
14
#DIGITALCHRISTIANS
Guess the technology AND quote source:

“[This technology] is bigger than any story
it reports. It’s th...
#DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS
FUN WITH QUOTATIONS
16
#DIGITALCHRISTIANS
Guess the technology AND quote source:

“[This technology] is becoming the town
square for the global v...
#DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS
FUN WITH QUOTATIONS
18
#DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS
FUN WITH QUOTATIONS
“I've come up with a set of rules that describe our
reactions...
#DIGITALCHRISTIANS
Media
are
Crucial.
20
#DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS
MEDIA is not THE MEDIA
21
▸ The Media: the collection of persons, companies and
o...
#DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS
GOD CARES ABOUT MEDIA
▸ “These are the commands, decrees and laws the
Lord your G...
#DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS
EARLY CHURCH MEDIA
▸ “Some six years later I was in my second year working with t...
#DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS
EARLY CHURCH MEDIA
▸ “Some six years later I was in my second year
working with t...
#DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS
WHY FILMSTRIPS???
25
#DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS
BECAUSE: ATTENTION.
26
“The first problem
of communication
is getting people's
att...
#DIGITALCHRISTIANS
Great.
So…
27
#DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS
THE WORLD WE’RE IN NOW
28
#DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LAYERS
THE ACCIDENT OF THE PRINTING PRESS
▸ “The competitive landscape doesn’t include ...
#DIGITALCHRISTIANS
Good news:
We can talk to
EVERYONE. Right
now. For free.
#digitalchristians
30
#DIGITALCHRISTIANS
Bad news:
So can everyone
else.
#digitalchristians
31
#DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS 32
It used to be that, all you needed to win was a camera,
some lights, a phone n...
#DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS 33
Now, here comes everybody.
#DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS 34
Now, here comes everybody.
#DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS 35
New goal: Look people in the eye, digitally.
#DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS
LOOKING PEOPLE IN THE EYE, DIGITALLY
1. People online are still people. Even if t...
#DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS
LOOKING PEOPLE IN THE EYE, DIGITALLY
37
EPISODE 1: GROUND RULES
LAST WEEK’S
DIGITAL DARE:
DOWNLOAD AN
APP THAT
SCARES YOU.
EPISODE 1: GROUND RULES
THIS WEEK’S
DIGITAL DARE:
SHARE A
RELEVANT WORD
FROM GOD WITH
SOMEONE ONLINE
#DIGITALCHRISTIANS
QUESTIONS?
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Becoming Digital Christians - Episode 2 - Three Leaps

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Becoming #DigitalChristians is a class exploring the relationship Christianity has with Technology: how we got here, how it's changed us, and what we should be doing in the future.

Episode 2: Three Leaps
We'll look at the three technologies that have changed communication - and sharing the gospel - more than any others: Paper, Television, and Internet. Oh, and filmstrips.

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Becoming Digital Christians - Episode 2 - Three Leaps

  1. 1. #DIGITALCHRISTIANS BECOMING
 #DIGITALCHRISTIANS SUNDAY, JANUARY 10 1
  2. 2. #DIGITALCHRISTIANS Episode 2: Three Leaps #digitalchristians 2
  3. 3. #DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS WHAT YOU MAY FEEL LIKE. OR WHAT YOU FELT LIKE? 3
  4. 4. #DIGITALCHRISTIANS Let’s do some review. 4
  5. 5. #DIGITALCHRISTIANS “All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” Acts 2:44 - 47 EPISODE 1: GROUND RULES 5
  6. 6. #DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 1: GROUND RULES WHY THE TEMPLE COURTS?? ▸ Old Testament ways were put to death with Christ ▸ Home of the exact same people who “killed” Jesus ▸ Building a coup in front of the king ▸ Is this where to find new converts? 6
  7. 7. #DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 1: GROUND RULES TODAY’S TEMPLE COURTS ▸ 87% of the United States has internet access ▸ 1/7th of humanity is on Facebook at least once a month. ▸ 56% of Americans have a social media profile ▸ 55% of Americans 45-54 have a social media profile 7
  8. 8. #DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 1: GROUND RULES WELCOME TO THIS CLASS. WE’RE HERE TO HELP. TECHNOLOGY CHRISTIANITY 8
  9. 9. #DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 1: GROUND RULES 9 I’m your astronaut. 
 I have been to the planet Digital, and I speak its language.
  10. 10. #DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 1: GROUND RULES BEGINNINGS BIASES BEHAVIORS 10 In this class, we’ll discuss three major themes How Christianity and Technology created the relationship they have today How Technology changes our paradigm, particularly related to Christianity What we should be doing, and why we should be doing it
  11. 11. #DIGITALCHRISTIANS The Three Leaps: ‣ Print ‣ Televison ‣ Internet #digitalchristians 11
  12. 12. #DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS FUN WITH QUOTATIONS 12
  13. 13. #DIGITALCHRISTIANS Guess the technology:
 “What gunpowder has done for the war, [this technology] has done for the mind.” Wendell Phillips EPISODE 1: GROUND RULES 13
  14. 14. #DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS FUN WITH QUOTATIONS 14
  15. 15. #DIGITALCHRISTIANS Guess the technology AND quote source:
 “[This technology] is bigger than any story it reports. It’s the greatest teaching tool since the printing press.” ?????????? EPISODE 1: GROUND RULES 15
  16. 16. #DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS FUN WITH QUOTATIONS 16
  17. 17. #DIGITALCHRISTIANS Guess the technology AND quote source:
 “[This technology] is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.” ?????????? EPISODE 1: GROUND RULES 17
  18. 18. #DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS FUN WITH QUOTATIONS 18
  19. 19. #DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS FUN WITH QUOTATIONS “I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies: 1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. 2. Anything that's invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. 3. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.” 19 Douglas Adams
  20. 20. #DIGITALCHRISTIANS Media are Crucial. 20
  21. 21. #DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS MEDIA is not THE MEDIA 21 ▸ The Media: the collection of persons, companies and outlets that create and distribute content
 ▸ Media: Two or more methods of communication 
 (plural of medium)

  22. 22. #DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS GOD CARES ABOUT MEDIA ▸ “These are the commands, decrees and laws the Lord your God directed me to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess…” ▸ “Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.”
 Deuteronomy 6:1, 7-9 22 MESSAGE MEDIUM
  23. 23. #DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS EARLY CHURCH MEDIA ▸ “Some six years later I was in my second year working with the Central congregation in Houston as educational director. The elders made a survey and found to their dismay that 200 of the people in the church directory had not attended an assembly of the church for two years.
 
 All the elders and staff accepted assignments to visit these people and see if they could be helped. When I visited the non-attenders who were listed for me, I found that all of them were seriously deficient in their knowledge of Jesus and His church. I decided then to find some means of teaching prospects more thoroughly so after they were baptized, they would remain faithful to the Lord. This is how the idea for the filmstrips was born. 23
  24. 24. #DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS EARLY CHURCH MEDIA ▸ “Some six years later I was in my second year working with the Central congregation in Houston as educational director. The elders made a survey and found to their dismay that 200 of the people in the church directory had not attended an assembly of the church for two years.
 
 All the elders and staff accepted assignments to visit these people and see if they could be helped. When I visited the non-attenders who were listed for me, I found that all of them were seriously deficient in their knowledge of Jesus and His church. I decided then to find some means of teaching prospects more thoroughly so after they were baptized, they would remain faithful to the Lord. This is how the idea for the filmstrips was born. 24
  25. 25. #DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS WHY FILMSTRIPS??? 25
  26. 26. #DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS BECAUSE: ATTENTION. 26 “The first problem of communication is getting people's attention.”
  27. 27. #DIGITALCHRISTIANS Great. So… 27
  28. 28. #DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS THE WORLD WE’RE IN NOW 28
  29. 29. #DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LAYERS THE ACCIDENT OF THE PRINTING PRESS ▸ “The competitive landscape doesn’t include silence on the part of amateurs.”
 ▸ “The media landscape we had in the 20th century literally can not stand the shock of inclusion we’re currently living through.”
 ▸ “All of a sudden, everyone’s got a publishing voice.” 29
  30. 30. #DIGITALCHRISTIANS Good news: We can talk to EVERYONE. Right now. For free. #digitalchristians 30
  31. 31. #DIGITALCHRISTIANS Bad news: So can everyone else. #digitalchristians 31
  32. 32. #DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS 32 It used to be that, all you needed to win was a camera, some lights, a phone number, and a big enough TV tower.
  33. 33. #DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS 33 Now, here comes everybody.
  34. 34. #DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS 34 Now, here comes everybody.
  35. 35. #DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS 35 New goal: Look people in the eye, digitally.
  36. 36. #DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS LOOKING PEOPLE IN THE EYE, DIGITALLY 1. People online are still people. Even if they often don’t act like it. Ok, usually don’t act like it. 2. People are still tuned into WIIFM: What’s In It For Me? 3. YOU are the medium for God’s message. 4. No one else will care unless you care about them first. 5. Look for something - anything - that will give you CONNECTION. 36
  37. 37. #DIGITALCHRISTIANSEPISODE 2: THREE LEAPS LOOKING PEOPLE IN THE EYE, DIGITALLY 37
  38. 38. EPISODE 1: GROUND RULES LAST WEEK’S DIGITAL DARE: DOWNLOAD AN APP THAT SCARES YOU.
  39. 39. EPISODE 1: GROUND RULES THIS WEEK’S DIGITAL DARE: SHARE A RELEVANT WORD FROM GOD WITH SOMEONE ONLINE
  40. 40. #DIGITALCHRISTIANS QUESTIONS? 40

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