Grace and Gigabytes:

Being Church in a Tech-Shaped Culture

Arriving in December 2020 from Fortress Press

Revolutions in technology disrupt culture. They specifically disrupt processes of cultural “meaning-making” related to faith and spirituality.

 

We are living through a powerful revolution of digital technology, culture, and spiritual thought, one that has
profound implications for ministry and church leadership
.

In this cultural moment, we learn and we know through questions, connection, collaboration, and creativity - the core values of the digital age. Meanwhile, church leadership remains stuck in
an era defined by broadcast communication, connection in physical spaces, and concentrated authority.

More than any digital tactic, like a new website or blog, church leaders need to make decisive cultural changes if they are to reverse the narrative of digital age decline and stagnation.

Arriving in Fall 2020 from Fortress Press, "Grace and Gigabyes: Being Church in a Tech-Shaped Culture," explores the effects of digital culture on faith and spirituality. Based on interviews with ministry innovators, the book provides a blueprint for true digital transformation. 

For more on the project, check out this book announcement blog post on the Undone Doctrine Theology Blog!

@ryanpanzer

Leadership developer for digital culture. Writing a book with Fortress Press, coming in December 2020!

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