A Theology of Technology

How do Christians handle technology? We we blindly accept it all forms as neutral? Do we withdraw in a sort of isolationist rejection? Fascinating questions we must tackle as faithful followers of Jesus during the digital revolution. These are the questions Craig Detwiler discusses in a fascinating new book, iGods. I had the change to chat with him this week over at Leadership Journal. Here's a snippet of that conversation: If you could counsel church leaders, how would you advise them to approach, in their teaching and personal life example, an adequate theology of technology? As with entertainment, the temptation seems to be disengagement or overindulgence. How do develop a maturity that welcomes the wonders and gifts of technology without letting our devices drive our decision-making? I've been rereading Scripture with an eye on technology, wondering how to translate enduring truths into contemporary terms. For example, can we call God the original technologist? Perhaps it is helpful...

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Shaping Minds Thru Fiction – A Conversation With Trevin Wax

I had a chance to interview my good friend, Trevin Wax about his brand-new book, Clear Winter Nights. Trevin is one of my favorite bloggers and authors. He's also the managing editor of The Gospel Project curriculum from Lifeway, a fantastic tool that I highly recommend churches use for all ages. In this video conversation, I talk to Trevin about his foray into fiction and how the power of story and conversation can help shape both hearts and minds.   ...

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New Book Trailer for Activist Faith

Here is the slick new video trailer NavPress produced for our new book, Activist Faith, to be released in July. This is a new project coauthored with my friends, Dillon Burroughs and Dan King. Check it out: Resources:  Preorder on Amazon Activist Faith Website Activist Faith on Facebook Activist Faith on Twitter ...

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My 5 Rules of Writing

I've been working with words, in one way or another, since I was in high-school and it has been work with words that has formed the majority of my adult working life, both as a writer, editor and now in my role as a pastor. Writing is one of my loves and one of the few things I think I can do reasonably well, though I'm a long, long way from good. Lots of people ask me what my "method" is for writing. I haven't given much thought about it, but perhaps it's worth a blog post. So here are my five rules of writing, if you are interested: 1) Don't despise small things. Most people start with a book idea, the magnum opus of their lives. But if you start with that, your book won't be very good. Better to start with small projects for lesser-known publications. Do this for two...

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