It was 1988, and I was a freshman in college. I was in a course called “Intro to computers”. We sat down to a computer that took up a whole desktop; the monitor sat on top and it was black with green text. We turned on the computer (from the rear), put our 5 inch floppy disk into the slot, and waited about 5 minutes for our computer to “boot up”. We thought we were the most privileged students on campus. In 1988, this was some of the best technology available to any college.
I remember my college professor holding up his hand and saying: “One day, you will hold your computer in the palm of your hand, and you will carry it with you where ever you go”. I thought this could be possible but I never thought it would be possible in my lifetime. Now I own one just as you probably do, and it never leaves my side.
This world is changing an an ever increasing rate. Technology is rapidly changing and its hard to keep up. Just when I learn how to use my phone, camera, camcorder, TV, or anything electronic, it gets outdated, discontinued, or improved. Are you feeling my pain?
Here’s the thing: as a church community we must not get stressed out or allow ourselves to become outdated or uninformed about today’s technological environment. Instead, we must embrace the changes and leverage technology to help us to fulfill Kingdom purpose. Now more than ever, our message must be heard, and there has never been more effective means by which to connect with the people we are trying to reach.
In the next few posts, I’m going to talk about how technological advancement is helping us to connect with people as well as spread the message of the gospel.
Also, I will insert a few links of some things that I believe will change how people will do certain things in the future. If you find something you think I would be interested in, tell me and I may publish it if I think it is note worthy.
In the meantime, check out how education is changing: http://www.vlcglobal.com