The threatening crisis–perhaps not just a virus: What about our technology for our churchs' potential in a time of crisis, unasked questions
Two years ago I wrote this. Facebook popped it up on my page as a memory. It is interesting that I said this two years ago and that it is so relevant for much of the church in the USA today. We need a New Testament imagination now. I'd have said, "now more than ever," but we always should have a New Testament imagination for church-gathered. Just because we have the technology (even for a crisis as this) to bring church into everyone's living room, kitchen, or family room, the question is should we.
A number of years ago I read Neil Postman's book Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology. I'll leave you with a few quotes from that book. Seems appropriate today. Thought-provoking, I hope.
Chip M. Anderson, advocate for biblical social action; pastor of an urban church plant in the Hill neighborhood of New Haven, CT; husband, father, author, former Greek & NT professor; and, 19 years involved with social action.