Thursday, 4 December 2008

The Pace of Change...

We all know that things are changing and it is often hard to keep up. I was bragging to someone about how powerful my DUAL-CORE Mac computer is the other day. But that afternoon I received an email from Apple announcing that they had just released their new groundbreaking 8-CORE computer! Two weeks ago I bought the latest piece of Office software for my Palm computer. The very next day they made this you-beaut software obsolete and released a new much more updated, feature-packed version! Not only does all of this impact our working lives, it affects how we relate to each other, gather and process information, and share ideas. Consider this chilling YouTUBE clip-

The rapid pace of technological change affects how we relate with each other as a church and reach out to a desperately lonely and confused world. While the world becomes increasingly educated and more affluent, we should (continue to) live like Daniel in Babylon - studious, dlligent, disciplined and connected.
Daniel 1:4 youths without blemish, of good appearance and skillful in all wisdom, endowed with knowledge, understanding learning, and competent to stand in the king’s palace, and to teach them the literature and language of the Chaldeans.

If Daniel lived today, he wouldn't be daunted by all the technology - he would learn to use it and use it. I think this is how we should approach the rapid technology changes ahead. And it begins by embracing change.

Father, help us to keep up with all this change and not be afraid of change. Help us not to be overwhelmed by it. Help us as a church to be dependent upon You, but able to change so that we can be relevant to our world. Help us to use technology and digital media to share the truth of God's Word without being absorbed by these toys. May we walk into the future looking to be a part of shaping it rather than just being shaped by it.

Andrew Corbett

1 comment:

  1. Yes Dear Blogmaster,

    I agree with the ready adaptation to the rapid changes we see around us and the use of them in the expansion of the Kingdom, to plant and water the seed of the Gospel.

    Old people too will accept this as they see it is the way of growing the Church and Faith of their youth, if encouraged to understand.