Flickering Pixels – Chapter 6 – Internet & Post-modernism

Flickering Pixels by Shane HippsI’ve been participating in the group blogging project for the book Flickering Pixels by Shane Hipps.  Today I had the privilege of blogging about chapter 6.

You can read my post here.

In this chapter Hipps claims that communications technology led to post-modernism and it has also led to a flood of facts and trivia that we struggle to make sense of.

So, the questions I’m pondering (and I hope you will to) are…

1) How am I responding to people with a post-modern worldview who are skeptical of universal truth and put off by the claim that Christianity is the only real faith?

2) What am I doing with technology to produce not just information but understanding and wisdom?  And not just in me but in others?

Paul Steinbrueck is co-founder and CEO of OurChurch.Com, elder of CypressMeadows.org, husband, father of 3, blogger. You can follow him on Twitter at @PaulSteinbrueck and add him to your circles at Google+ as +Paul Steinbrueck.

One Response to “Flickering Pixels – Chapter 6 – Internet & Post-modernism”

  1. “The busy American lifestyle has caused us to devalue reading books, deep thought, and education, leaving many adults without the background or capacity to evaluate and understand all the information they encounter.”

    Amen, brutha! I couldn’t have said it better myself. In regard to the questions you posed, I would say the first premise that needs to be accepted to have a meaningful discussion on question one, is if they believe human nature is inherently good and altruistic, or inherently evil and self-serving. I would posit it’s the latter.

    The second one I can only answer to the extent that I’m dealing with it at my own church. We don’t yet have a blog or comments thereupon, but I’m using technology primarily as an informational tool to attract people to visit the church, and once face-to-face personal contact has been made, that’s when the discipleship seeds are planted, and the journey down the road to greater wisdom (hopefully) begins.