It has been said "the future is now." From cell phones to mp3 players to the internet, no previous age has seen such profound change manifested so quickly. But these thrilling, dizzying transformations are forcing the church to decide where it fits in all this progress. Shane Hipps reveals the subtle secrets of electronic culture and the hidden ways it is shaping the church. Looking beyond the details of what's happening in communities of faith, Hipps analyzes the broader impact of technology and media on the church while engaging readers with questions such as: Are media and technology value neutral?; How do our technologies change the way we think about Scripture, community, and worship?; and What cultural opportunities has the church missed?
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 176 Vendor: Zondervan/Youth Specialties Publication Date: 2006 Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0310262747 ISBN-13: 9780310262749 UPC: 025986262747 Availability: In Stock
The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture helps the church navigate its challenges and opportunities in the context of our electronic culture. Author Shane Hipps interprets and explains this culture, as well as the implications for our faith and the church. Providing both history and prophecy, The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture invites us to engage new cultural realities while staying connected to our spiritual heritage.
Shane Hipps, teaching pastor at Mars Hill Bible Church, is a dynamic communicator and sought-after speaker. His previous career in advertising helped him gain expertise in understanding media and culture. Shane lives with his family in Grand Rapids, MI. For more information, visit www.shanehipps.com.