In many of our Christian lives and ministries we understand that as long as our message stays the same, it doesn't matter if our methods change. Shane Hipps challenges this line of thinking in Flickering Pixels, however, by using the hidden power of technology to demonstrate that changing our methods always leads to the changing of our message. In looking deeper at the methodologies of today's hi tech industries, Shane shows us that technology has the ability to shape our faith in unexpected ways. If we remain incognisant and uncritical of this undercurrent, the technologies we do use may in turn end up using us. Shane calls us to keep alive and awake in this modern digital age, as hidden things have far less power to shape us when they are no longer hidden. A stunning, brilliant and eye-opening look at how technology shapes faith and culture.
Flickering pixels are the tiny dots of light that make up the screens of lifefrom TVs to cell phones. They are nearly invisible, but they change us. In this provocative book, author Shane Hipps takes readers beneath the surface of things to see how the technologies we use end up using us. Not all is dire, however, as Hipps shows us that hidden things have far less power to shape us when they arent hidden anymore. We are only puppets of our technology if we remain asleep. Flickering Pixels will wake us upand nothing will look the same again.
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.