I noticed a milestone of sorts the last time I posted here on Kingdomology. As I made the click to publish the article I saw that the post was number 50 and I kind of felt like something cool had just happened. Sure, it wasn’t earth moving or anything like that, but I guess I just felt like we’ve established some permanency here. But the thing that has been really neat over the past year and a half has been witnessing the technology we have at our deposal today. It’s been fun to check out the Google Analytics behind the site and see where we’re getting hits from around the world and where people are reading the most. BTW, whoever you are in NY and London, send me a note sometime. I’d love to meet you via email. But I see all this and wonder what the great missionaries of the 18th and 19th centuries would have done with all the tech we have today. It took Hudson Taylor five months to get to China from England and we can do that in hours today. We can communicate in seconds through the web and instantaneously through the phone to the other side of the globe. People all over the world grow up with at least a basic knowledge of English which makes global communication so easy. There are just so many ways we can communicate the love of Christ today that were not available years ago. In my calling as a minister, today I can encourage more people around the world in one hour by email than evangelists, pastors, or missionaries of the past could have dreamed of doing in a week. As far as teaching goes, a few years ago I was able to share the message of Christ with some folks in closed door countries using a site called International Bible School. So it really is amazing to see all the possibilities we have with the World Wide Web. What about you? How are you using tech today to expand the Kingdom of God?
PS Thanks to all the faithful readers. It’s been a blast and there’s more to come.
I fought signing into the Black Hole of FB for a long time. But then I yielded when I realized what a great ministry tool it can be.
I usually use Facebook, and Skype for my ministering. I find that a lot of good can be done in the fellowshipping of saints who already “know the message of the Gospel.” I have found through sad experience that some come into the fold of God, and then are somehow forgotten. Some of these fall away from God, and his kingdom again established on the earth. In Russia particularly there is a lack of membership, and they need support, so I use Skype to chat in Russian with them, and build their faith in Christ(христос).