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Internet and mobile use in Africa: infographic and free ebook
These stats are already out of date, but you get the incredible picture! For more detail, download this free 43-page PDF ebook Emerging Nations Embrace Internet, Mobile Technology from Pew Research. Digital is a major key to leverage all types of existing evangelism and discipleship, not least in the Majority World.
French animation by Michel Ocelot is a storytelling masterclass
For Christmas, I received a little gem – the DVD Tales of the Night by celebrated French animator Michel Ocelot. It's based on the very simple device of story within story: a young man, woman and older technician meet in an abandoned cinema and collaborate together to create and act in (or perhaps animate – this is left open) a series of delightful short stories. See why storytelling communicates so well, and recognize the creative process for storytellers down the millenia.
Creation to Christ smartphone app is available on Android and iOS
GEM's simple 'flipbook' smartphone evangelistic app that summarizes the sweep of the biblical narrative is now available on Android and iOS, and in multiple languages.
City Vision's new distance Masters course in digital ministry
City Vision announces the launch of their Master's degree course in Science, Technology, Society and Ministry. This distance course will take a year to 18 months to complete.
Digital alters everything, everywhere, for everyone
"My two-year-old is teaching my one-year-old to use the iPad," a Christian writer tweeted recently. As these two young 'digital natives' grow up, they will barely distinguish between online and offline, face-to-face or virtual. They will be unaware of that strange world just 20 years ago, which was almost untouched by digital media. They may never see, except in a museum, such ancient artifacts as typewriters, rotary-dial phones, or film cameras. Their use of digital will be totally instinctual, a seamless extension of minds and fingers. As the years pass, they will effortlessly handle digital tools and platforms yet to be invented. Digital has transformed our societies faster than any previous media revolution. And it is transforming evangelism and discipleship too. Read more...
A Pagan Festival?
Shout and be glad. I am coming and I will live among you. — Zechariah 2:10 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; […]
Mobile phone apps for evangelism and discipleship
Mobile is the most incredible opportunity for evangelism and discipleship, not least in the Majority World, where a mobile phone is perhaps the one piece of digital equipment that many people will ever own. Here are two mobile apps, one for Africa, and one for sharing video shorts in multiple languages.
Listening for My Language - #6979
We need to meet people where they are with a testimony out of our life that relates to their lives. Thousands came to Christ on this Day of Pentecost; the day that each one heard them speaking in his own language. Would you ask God to show you today how to speak the language of the people around you; to reach them with the words, the music, the issues, and the testimony that they will understand?
New contextualized evangelistic cartoon for India
Videos and animations are a key to sharing the good news in the Majority World. Yet the range of materials in other languages, and especially in a culturally-appropriate format, is shockingly limited. The YWAM School of Animation and Cartooning for Missions has just released an evangelistic animation called Coconuts.
It’s the Message, Not the Messenger
The kingdom of God is not the realm of grandiose talk; it is a realm of power. — 1 Corinthians 4:20 (The Voice) 1877: William Booth of the Salvation Army commissioned a young man with a colorful heritage to preach on this date: he was a gypsy, born in a tent a few miles north of […]