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These stats are already out of date, but you get the incredible picture!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.
How to Protect Children Online: Advice for Parents of Younger Kids
There are few topics that raise questions and concern in parents quite like that of how to protect children online. As a parent of younger kids, I haven’t run across many issues when it comes to our children spending time online… but I know those years loom ahead of us. Even though our kids are […]
How different generations use the Internet: infographic
It is revealing to see how different demographic groups use the Internet. Here's an infographic showing generational differences...
News of Internet Evangelism Day at end of April
Internet Evangelism Day this year is set for Sunday 21 April, and is usually the last or next to last Sunday in the month. Since 2005, it has been both an annual focus day and a year-round online resource guide. Its purpose is to encourage individual Christians, churches, and ministries to use the incredible potential of digital media to share the good news of Jesus, in an intentional but appropriate way.
Book review: Click 2 Save - The Digital Ministry Bible
Click 2 Save: The Digital Ministry Bible Keith Anderson and Elizabeth Drescher Moorehouse ISBN-13: 9780819227744 If Click 2 Save could be summed up in two points, they would be: If you're not involved in digital ministry, get a move on it! Once you're involved, strategy matters big time.
Google's augmented reality glasses project - will it fly?
Here's Google's newly-released video presentation of their Project Glass project. It's nothing less than a fully-functional smartphone built into glasses with head-up display on the lenses.
4 vital principles of evangelism in the 21st century
In 21st Century evangelism, there are four overarching principles that must inform what we do, worldwide.
Mobilize your church for digital evangelism with these suggestions
Internet Evangelism Day is both an annual focus day and year-round resource guide for digital outreach. It has always been our suggestion that churches build a digital evangelism focus into their events or service sheets on or near that day. In previous years, although this could be an eye-opening challenge, actual involvement in digital evangelism or ministry was not something that many church members were likely to take up. The options were somewhat limited, time-consuming, and needed technical or writing gifts. No longer! Social networking enables any online Christian to naturally share resources that explain some aspect of the good news
Churches, websites and outreach - audio podcast talk: A Church's Mindset for Outreach
Church websites have huge potential. The Internet Toolbox for Churches offers a regular podcast with vital information on this area. Some podcasts are rather self-indulgent chats with a lot of padding around the content. This one isn't. It is 28 minutes of sheer clarity and practical guidance by David Hakes, so good you'd pay to go to a conference to hear it as a seminar.
How the "free" model of internet service really works
"If you’re not paying for it, you're not a customer. You're the product being sold." So says the Consumerist Blog, in relation to Facebook, Google, or any other "free" online service.