Preface: Welcome To The Millennium Matrix. Acknowledgments. 0. Vertigo: Ready Or Not, Here Comes The Future. Part One: Stopping Time: The Medium Is The Worldview. 1. Oral Culture-Liturgical Church: The Living Word. 2. Print Culture-Reformation Church: Separating The Message From...
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Preface: Welcome To The Millennium Matrix. Acknowledgments. 0. Vertigo: Ready Or Not, Here Comes The Future. Part One: Stopping Time: The Medium Is The Worldview. 1. Oral Culture-Liturgical Church: The Living Word. 2. Print Culture-Reformation Church: Separating The Message From The Messenger. 3. Broadcast Culture-Celebration Church: Watching The World Go By. 4. Digital Culture-Convergence Church: Reconnecting Word With Spirit. The Complete Millennium Matrix. 5. The Church In Transition: Navigating Changing Worldviews. Part Two: New Visions For A New Millennium. 6. Trust Connections: Impartational Leadership. 7. Growing Vital Relationships: Reclaiming Community. 8. Convergence: The Living Church. Epilogue: Anticipating The Next Great Shift. The Abridged Millennium Matrix. Appendix: Exercises And Field Trips. Notes. The Author. About Leadership Network. Index.
"The Millennium Matrix is a book for those who aren't satisfied with surface answers but want to rethink how culture impacts life and church." --Dan Kimball, author, The Emerging Church: Vintage Christianity for New Generations, and pastor, Vintage Faith Church, Santa Cruz, California "The Millennium Matrix is a fascinating approach to understanding the impacts of communications media on social interaction and institutions throughout history. Congratulations on a fine contribution to futurist thinking." --Cynthia G. Wagner, managing editor, THE FUTURIST magazine "It is rare when clarity accompanies profound insight and deep thought. Rex Miller has accomplished this feat as he lays out for the reader an engaging review of our past, present, and future, primarily associated with the storage and distribution of information and how these various communication eras (oral, print, broadcast, and now digital) have transformed and are transforming our lives and our exercise of faith. Every serious believer should read this book as we begin to engage the digital age." --William L. Thrasher Jr., general manager and associate publisher, Moody Publishers "The uncharted path is more fearsome when you don't know enough about it to choose the right vehicle. Rex Miller does an amazing job of tracing history, revealing current culture, and sharing his view of the future so that the reader is ready to confront the growing world of postmodernism, pluralism, and globalism with a new sense of understanding and courage." --Brad Smith, president, Bakke Graduate University "Today more than ever we need leadership from people who are gifted to see beyond the present. Rex Miller blends technology savvy, business sense, and prophetic spiritual insight to create a unique manifesto that can help us chart our course in the twenty-first century. Leaders who want to break out of status-quo thinking must read this book." --J. Lee Grady, editor, Charisma magazine "Our nation is undergoing a profound cultural shift. The people we are reaching for Christ today are not the same people we need to prepare to reach tomorrow. The next generation is growing up immersed in digital communication. Their language, their tastes, and even their world view will challenge our paradigms and our current ideas about church and community. Leaders will have to change the way they think if they hope to speak to the emerging culture. I believe that The Millennium Matrix provides a mandatory survival guide for pastors and leaders." --Tom Mullins, senior pastor, Christ Fellowship, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida "The Millennium Matrix gives Rex Miller's unique insight into where our culture is, where is it going. Church leaders as well as thoughtful business leaders will benefit from reading and understanding the insights contained in this book." --Pat Sullivan, founder, ACT Software and SalesLogix, and board member for the ministry Leaders That Last "The changes in mediums of communication have each reformed the culture of the time. These reformations have brought new values to society including the Church. Rex Miller has presented and traced those changes well through the oral, print, electronic, and digital periods. New paradigms are needed to navigate through the new culture and new leadership style is required not only to be relevant and effective leaders but to help people understand what is going on. This book is a must for any person who leads others, whether parents or pastors, and those that want to know what is going on with their peers. I highly recommend this insightful and practical book." --LaMar Boschman, author, The Rebirthing of Music and Future Worship, and academic dean, WorshipInstitute.com "Rex Miller challenges us to think i
In this dynamic book, theologian, futurist, and communications expert M. Rex Miller presents the innovative millennium matrix, that explains the way we store and distribute information changes our worldviews. Based on the author's extensive research, "The Millennium Matix" explores the major paradigm and worldview shifts over the past two thousand years and maps them into an easily accessible chart summarizing the entire history of culture and church. From the oral culture of Jesus' time to the print world of Gutenberg's Bible to the broadcast era of television to the emerging digital culture, readers will see the impact of communication on worship and spirituality. Even more, the book then provides practical suggestions on how Christians can successfully navigate the rapid cultural changes that are occurring and that will continue to occur over the decades to come.
- Preface: Welcome To The Millennium Matrix.acknowledgments.0. Vertigo: Ready Or Not, Here Comes The Future.part One: Stopping Time: The Medium Is The Worldview.1. Oral Culture-liturgical Church: The Living Word.2. Print Culture-reformation Church: Separating The Message From The Messenger.3. Broadcast Culture-celebration Church: Watching The World Go By.4. Digital Culture-convergence Church: Reconnecting Word With Spirit.the Complete Millennium Matrix.5. The Church In Transition: Navigating Changing Worldviews.part Two: New Visions For A New Millennium.6. Trust Connections: Impartational Leadership.7. Growing Vital Relationships: Reclaiming Community.8. Convergence: The Living Church.epilogue: Anticipating The Next Great Shift.the Abridged Millennium Matrix.appendix: Exercises And Field Trips.notes.the Author.about Leadership Network.index.