Analog Church: Why We Need Real People, Places, and Things in the Digital Age
:What does it mean to be an analog church in a digital age? In recent decades the digital world has taken over our society at nearly every level, and the church has increasingly followed suit-often in ways we're not...
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:What does it mean to be an analog church in a digital age? In recent decades the digital world has taken over our society at nearly every level, and the church has increasingly followed suit-often in ways we're not fully aware of. But as even the culture at large begins to reckon with the limits of a digital world, it's time for the church to take stock. Are online churches, video venues, and brighter lights truly the future? What about the digital age's effect on discipleship, community, and the Bible? As a pastor in Silicon Valley, Jay Kim has experienced the digital church in all its splendor. In Analog Church, he grapples with the ramifications of a digital church, from our worship and experience of Christian community to the way we engage Scripture and sacrament. Could it be that in our efforts to stay relevant in our digital age, we've begun to give away the very thing that our age most desperately needs: transcendence? Could it be that the best way to reach new generations is in fact found in a more timeless path? Could it be that at its heart, the church has really been analog all along?
- :introduction. Edm And Grandma's Church: The Relevance Of Transcendence
- 1. Slow And Steady: Why Go Analog?
- 2. Cameras, Copycats, And Caricatures: Worship In The Digital Age
- 3. To Engage And To Witness: Analog Worship
- 4. Rebuilding Babel: Community In The Digital Age
- 5. A Tax Collector And A Zealot Walk Into A Crossfit: Analog Community
- 6. Jackpot!: Scripture In The Digital Age
- 7. Howtoreadabook: Analog Scripture
- 8. The Meal At The Center Of History: Communion
- Conclusion. Blinded By The Light: Where Do We Go From Here?