The Intersection of Theology and Technology

Worship Times is a community of churches dedicated to pursuing a faithful witness in the midst of a society that is rapidly embracing technology as a primary medium of communication.  While there was a day when there might only be one telephone in an entire neighborhood, now it not uncommon for each member of the family to have their own mobile phone, not to mention the plethora of other computers and internet connected devices that dominate the technology markets.  Like the intersection between gospel and science or gospel and culture, the intersection between gospel and technology is fraught with both highly practical moral concerns (e.g. can children bear the responsibility of technology adequately?) as well as questions of authority.

As part of our encounter with the gospel of Jesus Christ, the church is moved to discern what place technology should play in our communal life.  Should it be considered a medium through which the gospel must be preached, or is it dangerous to our life together and should be resisted?  These questions, and many that follow them, require sustained prayer, attention to scripture, and theological reflection.  It is my hope that Worship Times will be a place for inquiry and theological exploration of these important themes.  Its purpose is not to provide answers, but to provide tools so that your body of believers can be empowered to live faithfully in your own place and community.

These tools will take varied forms.  Some will be incredibly practical, exploring advancing technologies and considering how they could be employed in your church.  You don’t need to subscribe to a hundred of other technology blogs to see how you could use the technology for your church’s ministry, we will notify you when there are great shifts coming in the technological world and how they might impact your ministry.  In other cases, we will engage in theological and scriptural reflection, seeking to discern what role technology should play as we witness to the lordship Jesus Christ.  Not every technology is equally useful for every congregation or ministry and we want to be a conversation partner with you as you seek to be a faithful witness in the post-technological age.  Regardless of the form the tools take, Worship Times is a community of believers seeking to rightly appropriate technology to serve the church in its larger mission and ministry.

Let me encourage you to subscribe to the Worship Times blog, we look forward to bringing you a rich selection of information that will assist you in your life and ministry.

Podcasting with Worship Times

A lot of our ministries Podcast.  It’s a great way to share the Good News and it takes the message outside the church walls.  So, when we set off to build Worship Times, one of the first elements we created was Podcasting.  We tied it into our publications sections, so that our users can create content and share on their iTunes account.

If you are curious about how we did this, or if you want the plugin for your own website, take a look at this post.  It’s just one of the many things we offer our Worship Times members.