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Websites, Facebook Pages Most Common Online Platforms for Protestant Churches
Websites, Facebook Pages Most Common Online Platforms for Protestant Churches

By: EthicsDaily Staff
U.S. Protestants are increasingly using technology in their ministries, with 84 percent of pastors surveyed saying their churches maintain a website, up 6 points from 2010, a LifeWay survey says.

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Protecting Kids When They're Left to Their Own Devices
Protecting Kids When They're Left to Their Own Devices

By: Katharine Hill
When it comes to digital technology, how do you stay a step ahead and keep your children safe? You don't have to be an expert to protect them and help them make the most of what the digital world has to offer.

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U.S. Majority Don't Use Internet to Access Religious Content
U.S. Majority Don't Use Internet to Access Religious Content

By: EthicsDaily Staff
A majority of U.S. adults don't use the Internet to access spiritual or religious content, even though most believe the Internet exposes them to new perspectives, a Baylor University survey found.

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5 Smart Ideas to Incorporate Smartphones in Ministry
5 Smart Ideas to Incorporate Smartphones in Ministry

By: Renee Embree
Are smartphones a distraction in your youth group or ministry? These five suggestions can help you appropriately and creatively incorporate them into your ministry.

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How Christianity Lost Its Voice in a Media-Driven World
How Christianity Lost Its Voice in a Media-Driven World

By: Phil Cooke
The Christian faith has made an indelible mark on our society - at least until recently. Today that voice is in decline. But the church isn't losing its voice; it's giving it away.

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7 Actions That Will Nurture Your Distracted Soul
7 Actions That Will Nurture Your Distracted Soul

By: Matt Sapp
Constant updates. 24/7 cable news. Alerts on our smartphones. This information overload hits all of us. Distractedness is killing our souls, but you can take steps to turn it around.

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R.S. Thomas: When Science Outstrips Our Wisdom
R.S. Thomas: When Science Outstrips Our Wisdom

By: James Gordon
Many of the late R.S. Thomas' poems are negative about science, ambivalent about technology. His quarrel wasn't with science, but with science as dominance and lust for knowledge unrestrained by humility.

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Our Workaholic Busyness Keeps Us from Sabbath
Our Workaholic Busyness Keeps Us from Sabbath

By: Guy Sayles
Many of us acquiesce to the fearful lie that our worth is inseparably bound up with our work. It's an insidious form of bondage that keeps us from the command and invitation to observe the Sabbath.

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Should We Balance Our Budgets on Backs of Elderly?
Should We Balance Our Budgets on Backs of Elderly?

By: James Gordon
As nations cut their budgets, Christian communities will have to think through what it means for wealthy countries to save money by making life harder for older people.

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How Your Church is Like a New Operating System
How Your Church is Like a New Operating System

By: Randy Hyde
Downloading a new operating system to your computer mirrors church life. Our old way of doing things is comfortable and familiar, but doing God's work requires time, effort and exploring the unfamiliar.

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Building Your Church's Community Via Social Media
Building Your Church's Community Via Social Media

By: Joe Kendrick
Social media's influence is changing our understanding of community and redefining the church's neighborhood. It can help your church connect with people seeking specific ministries, events and resources.

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"Phubbing" Strains Relationships, May Lead to Depression

By: Zach Dawes
If you're "phubbing" - that's the term to describe people who snub others so they can check the latest alert or distraction on their cell phones - it can have serious affects on your relationships, a study says.

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How Your Church Resembles New-Car Technology
How Your Church Resembles New-Car Technology

By: Matt Sapp
People love technology that makes a car safer, more reliable or more comfortable. But if new technology isn't directly applied to the car's core purpose, most folks can take it or leave it. It's the same with the church.

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Why Ethicists Should Talk About Human+ Movement Now
Why Ethicists Should Talk About Human+ Movement Now

By: Roger Olson
Transhumanism, a movement that promotes the fundamental transformation of humanity through technology, is not taken seriously enough by many ethicists. One wonders what it will take to get their attention.

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How Your Church Can Support Healthy Minds
How Your Church Can Support Healthy Minds
By: Matt Sapp
Churches haven't always promoted healthy attitudes about mental health, but churches can and ought to be places that promote mental well-being and emotional balance.
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5 Lessons Learned from Taking a Tech Sabbath
5 Lessons Learned from Taking a Tech Sabbath
By: Elizabeth Evans Hagan
Do you check your social media apps first thing when you wake and last thing when you go to bed? You may need a tech Sabbath. Here are 5 lessons learned from being unplugged.
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3 Reasons You Need to Fast from Technology
3 Reasons You Need to Fast from Technology
By: Thomas Kidd
While fasting is an ancient practice, you can give it a modern application by taking a fast from technology. Here's how you can benefit by taking a break from the constant electronic distractions.
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3 Ways Your Church Should 'Cater' to Millennials
3 Ways Your Church Should 'Cater' to Millennials
By: Thomas Kidd
Reaching and retaining the rising generations has been a perennial challenge to churches. Many churches have died because they failed to meet the test. Here are three ways yours can pass.
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Let's Accept the Blue Bird Under Church Watchcare Or At Least Use Its Service
Let's Accept the Blue Bird Under Church Watchcare Or At Least Use Its Service
By: Robert Parham
Twitter can bring great harm and much good. Houses of faith can use it to fill the public square with transformative values.
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Preference for Printed Bible Remains Strong; E-Bible Use Increases
Preference for Printed Bible Remains Strong; E-Bible Use Increases

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The use of electronic forms of the Bible has increased while a preference for print editions remained strong, an annual survey from The Barna Group says.

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Skype Interview: Robin Sandbothe on Social Media
Skype Interview: Robin Sandbothe on Social Media
By: EthicsDaily Staff
If your ministry uses social media, you have to stay on top of the changes. Learn how Central Baptist Theological Seminary views social media in a new EthicsDaily.com Skype interview.
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4 Suggestions for Parenting in the Digital Age
4 Suggestions for Parenting in the Digital Age
By: Brian Foreman
Families live in an increasingly digitally connected society because technology has become so accessible and convenient, but it can distract us from personal relationships. Here's what you can do.
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Church Trends: What's Trending in Local Churches?
Church Trends: What's Trending in Local Churches?
By: Zach Dawes
Four Baptist leaders shared their insights about the trends they saw in church life. Their top trends center on technology, staffing changes brought on by economic factors, and an altered focus on missions.
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Church Trends: Technology and Christian Education
Church Trends: Technology and Christian Education
By: Steve Sumerel
Technology's rapid changes affect every area of our lives, including how churches achieve their educational goals, from finding material through internet searches to using YouTube videos.
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Being Too Wired Fractures Us from God, Neighbors
Being Too Wired Fractures Us from God, Neighbors
By: James Ellis III
Many Christians see no problem with how saturated our privileged lives are by technology. Its overuse or misuse further fractures our relationship with God and our neighbors.
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3 Ways for Clergy to Manage Their Communications
3 Ways for Clergy to Manage Their Communications
By: Edward Bolen
In our 24/7 world's unlimited opportunities to stay connected and share information, clergy must learn how to manage the growing challenge to network with their congregations and beyond.
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National Day of Unplugging Focuses on Rest, Relationships
National Day of Unplugging Focuses on Rest, Relationships
By: Cliff Vaughn
The National Day of Unplugging in March asks folks to "connect with the people in your street, neighborhood and city, have an uninterrupted meal or read a book to your child."
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Why God Isn't As Close as a Text Message
Why God Isn't As Close as a Text Message
By:  Seth Vopat
We instantly connect with friends wherever they are with a simple text, so why can't our relationship with God be as close? Perhaps it's time to look again at those Scriptures that talk about God's distance.
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Ethical Reflection Should Inform Technology's Use
Ethical Reflection Should Inform Technology's Use
As science and technology changes how we live, history reminds us that it is imperative that we must remain vigilant and ask ourselves again and again, "Should we do this?"
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Thousands View Kerry Discussing Syria on Google Hangout
Thousands View Kerry Discussing Syria on Google Hangout
Secretary of State John Kerry appeared in a Google Hangout on Tuesday to discuss the United States and Syria, drawing nearly 7,000 Google+ users to the online platform.
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"Dad, You're a Nicer Person Without Your iPhone"
When we're absorbed in our virtual worlds – answering e-mails, checking Facebook, sending tweets – how do we respond to those in the same room with us?
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4 Cultural Trends That Will Challenge Churches
4 Cultural Trends That Will Challenge Churches
Individualism manifests itself as the fear of or insistence of being left alone. It's one of four pervasive trends that challenge the church. What are the other three?
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 Skype Interview: Michael Ruffin Discusses Blogging Prayers
Skype Interview: Michael Ruffin Discusses Blogging Prayers
Posting prayers daily to a blog is another way to live out Paul's instruction to pray without ceasing, says Pastor Michael Ruffin in a new Skype interview on EthicsDaily.com.
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 Skype Interview: Wade Bibb on Preaching with an iPad
Skype Interview: Wade Bibb on Preaching with an iPad
More pastors are using iPads during their sermons. Wade Bibb, senior pastor of Central Baptist Church of Bearden, Tenn., shares the pros and cons in an EthicsDaily.com Skype interview.
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Technology Transforming War into Video Game
Technology Transforming War into Video Game

The more military technology results in people sitting at computers, the more war begins to resemble playing a video game. And that makes it easier to forget the hell of war.

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Skype Interview: Stephen Holmes on the Church-Technology Intersection
Skype Interview: Stephen Holmes on the Church-Technology Intersection
Churches often misunderstand the truly transformative power of technology, a self-proclaimed ordained geek tells EthicsDaily.com in a new Skype interview.
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How Electronic Communication Can Scuttle Intimacy
How Electronic Communication Can Scuttle Intimacy
Relationships are challenging enough, but they can be even more complicated when electronic communication is thrown into the mix. Here are the dangers and the benefits.
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EthicsDaily.com Launches Mobile Site
EthicsDaily.com Launches Mobile Site
EthicsDaily.com has launched a mobile version of its website. The mobile site has six main sections and will be easier for on-the-go readers to access content.
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Technology Shapes Bible Reading, Creates Global Community
Technology Shapes Bible Reading, Creates Global Community
Technology shapes how we read the Bible and how we connect to community. Can people of faith continue to make use of the best of affordable technology while avoiding its temptations?
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Baptist Panel: Church Must Embrace Technology
Baptist Panel: Church Must Embrace Technology
Churches will have to learn to embrace modern technology and social media, according to panelists at a Baptist World Alliance forum during the group's annual gathering.
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Technology Is Risky but Helpful, Pastors Say
Technology Is Risky but Helpful, Pastors Say
While technology and social media are not the means to solve the churches' problems, it can help ministers connect with members and enhance worship, pastors said.
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How Technology Can Discourage Deeper Thinking
How Technology Can Discourage Deeper Thinking
Technology has given us the tools to access instantly nearly any obscure piece of information we need. But there isn't app for helping us discern the significance of that information.
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A Miniature Christian Bookstore in the Palm of Your Hand
(RNS) God may hold the whole world in his hand, but persecuted Christians can now hold an entire seminary library on a fingertip.
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Why So Many Mourn the Passing of Steve Jobs
Why So Many Mourn the Passing of Steve Jobs
Widespread public mourning is typically limited to rock stars, royalty and politicians. So why does a business leader, Steve Jobs, attract the same level of grief? He changed our lives.
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How Social Media is Transforming Society
How Social Media is Transforming Society
As the widespread use of the new communication media transforms humanity into "multiple-choice identities," little critical and theological reflection is emerging from our churches and seminaries.
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Technology Unites Missionaries, Families Around the World
(RNS) Janine Winkler loves reading books to her 2-year-old grandson Judah, but he’s usually half a world away in Nigeria.
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Mosquitoes and Cell Phones Buzz Across Tanzania
Mosquitoes and Cell Phones Buzz Across Tanzania
One of Tanzania's sharpest contrasts is between the lack of mosquito nets and the abundance of cell phones. One kills malaria-bearing mosquitoes; the other allows instant contact across the immense east African nation.
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Learning to Live in a World Without Privacy
Learning to Live in a World Without Privacy
With the advent of cable television, cell phones and all forms of social media, privacy no longer exists. Someone is always close by with a cell phone or video recorder to capture the moment for history.
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Real, Virtual Icons Can Lead to Inspiration or Apathy
Real, Virtual Icons Can Lead to Inspiration or Apathy
Whether admiring art in a magnificent cathedral or marveling at the virtual communities created by technology, some will be inspired by mystery and awe and others drift to idolatry.
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Jesus Would Tweet, and Warn of the Temptation of Technology
Jesus Would Tweet, and Warn of the Temptation of Technology
Would Jesus tweet? Simplicity and clarity were hallmarks of his communication, unlike much of contemporary Christianity that favors brain-numbingly wordy theology.
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Technology Will Allow Churches to Extend Ministry
Technology Will Allow Churches to Extend Ministry
Facebook and other social networking platforms enable people to reconnect with old friends and stay connected forever. What’s the implication for faith communities?
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Recognizing the Moral Stewardship of Communication Technology
Accra's National Arts Centre had everything an American could want as a souvenir--wood carvings, talking drums, colorful clothing, leather goods, glass jewelry and masks.
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