Here's a few snapshots of the world we live in.
The president has a message to Iran, so he posts a video on the White House website.
I don't want to watch the game CBS has on my TV, so I pick a different one from their website and watch it on my computer.
We miss last night's episode of ER because we were at a foster parent training, so we just watch it on Hulu the next day.
There is at least as much buzz about the change in Facebook's homepage as there is about the 9% unemployment rate.
There is great freedom. There is immediacy. There is a sense of profound connection to the world. One can find answers to one's questions. One can discover questions that one did not even know were being asked. Plus, it's just pretty darn enjoyable (to continue a theme from last post).
The "if" clause that precedes it all is access to the technology that makes it available. With the technology comes access to the information. With the information comes empowerment.
So shouldn't one of the things the church does be ensuring access to the technology that empowers people? Laptop giveaways? Free internet cafes made available to the community? Technology classes equipping people to use the tools available?
What say you? Anybody already have any kind of ministry like this happening? Good idea?