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Growing with God in a Facebook Age


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Growing with God in a Facebook Age

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  2. 2. Tech Driven Age<br />Just over 300 million people in US<br />115 million households<br />More than half of these homes have more than 3 TVs<br />60% households own at least one computer – 168 million computers.<br />
  3. 3. Tech Driven Age<br />World population – 6.7 billion <br />4.6 Billion cell phones worldwide<br />
  4. 4. Internet<br />A network of networks<br />1970<br /><ul><li>Transfer node concept
  5. 5. Standardization of network communication</li></ul>1960-1970<br /><ul><li>Packet Switching
  6. 6. Decentralized networks designed</li></ul>1950-1960<br />Computer networks <br /><ul><li>Scientific
  7. 7. Military
  8. 8. Commercial</li></ul>1957<br /><ul><li>Remote Connection
  9. 9. Time Sharing</li></li></ul><li>Internet<br />
  10. 10. Websites<br />A place on the internet<br />
  11. 11. Social Networking<br />Word of Mouth<br />
  12. 12. Social Networking<br />Word of Mouth<br />Printing<br />
  13. 13. Social Networking<br />Word of Mouth<br />Printing<br />Electric Media<br />Phone<br />Radio<br />TV<br />
  14. 14. Social Networking<br />Word of Mouth<br />Printing<br />Electric Media<br />Computer<br />
  15. 15. Land of Icons<br />
  16. 16. The Model of Christ<br /> John 1:1-3 <br /> In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. <br />
  17. 17. The Model of Christ<br />John 1:4-5 <br /> In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. <br />
  18. 18. The Model of Christ<br /> John 1:14<br /> And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. <br />
  19. 19. The Challenge for Us<br />How do we follow Christ’s model of incarnation in a technologically dominated world?<br />What must we refuse to use for the Gospel?<br />What must we redeem?<br />What can we recreate?<br />
  20. 20. Where are we going?<br />August 31st - A Tech Savvy God<br />How has God used technology?<br />September 7th – Strangers in a Strange Land<br />Christians’ interaction with culture<br />September 14th - Raising Daniels in a Technological Babylon<br />
  21. 21. Where are we going?<br />September 21st – Iceberg in Our Hand<br />Exploring the “below the sea line” issues of technology.<br />September 28st – Connected but Isolated<br />How is technology connecting us but leaving us more isolated?<br />
  22. 22. Where are we going?<br />October 5th – The World at Our Doorstep but We Still Won’t Answer<br />How global connectivity has made us desensitized to global suffering.<br />October 12th – Rest My Friend<br />God’s design for “rest” in a world that just “goes.”<br />
  23. 23. Where are we going?<br />October 19th – Start of a new series<br />1st Peter<br />
  24. 24. How does this apply to me?<br />God desires for us to understand our culture and be kingdom agents in it.<br />Do you consider yourself a student of culture? <br />How would your life be different if you approached cultural issues from a kingdom perspective?<br />