Google, YouTube taking steps to protect users from explicit content
MOUNTAINVIEW, Calif. (BP) – Google will automatically blur sexually explicit images in search results regardless of security settings, the company announced Feb. 7 in one of the latest moves among tech giants to limit unintentional pornographic viewing online.
‘Dominion’ over technology use a must, leaders say
NASHVILLE (BP) – Whether it is a new app sweeping the nation, a brand-new must-have iPhone upgrade or a new way to use virtual reality, technology is advancing at lightning speed.
Yelp’s disclaimer concerning pregnancy support centers questioned
NASHVILLE (BP) – The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission expressed its objections Thursday to a new policy by the website Yelp that the Southern Baptist entity said casts doubt on the medical qualifications of pregnancy resource centers.
FIRST-PERSON: Wisdom in the digital age
digital age is that we often know certain truths about God, who we are as His creatures, and other theological truths, but then fail to live out those beliefs, especially in light of the technological challenges we face today.
‘Online missionary’ streams video games, Bible studies to reach internet audience
CLAREMORE, Okla. (BP) – For Joshua Clayton, talking to people about Jesus has always been a part of who he is, even while playing video games or creating online content.
2022 SBC Annual Meeting app updated and available
ANAHEIM, Calif. (BP) -- Access at your fingertips advance information and updates on the Southern Baptist Convention 2022 Annual Meeting and ancillary events with the SBC Annual Meeting app.
Pastors say they need to develop disciple-making, technology skills
Disciple-making is the primary call of every pastor, and most recognize this as a skill they should continue to develop as church leaders.
4 ethical issues in technology to watch for in 2022
For the past few years, I have had the opportunity to highlight some of the top ethical issues in technology to be aware of as we begin each new year. In 2021, I wrote about the concerning trends of content moderation – especially with regard to free speech and religious freedom in the digital public square – as well as the growing concerns over facial recognition technologies and the ongoing debate over personal privacy. While many of these same issues will likely carry over into 2022, some have given way to larger concerns about pervasive surveillance, in addition to the threat of digital authoritarianism around the world.
Gutenberg, meet Gruenewald. YouVersion puts Bible in half-billion phones
The YouVersion app has captured more readers of the Bible than the total population of the world when Johannes Gutenberg revolutionized the world with his printed Bible around 1454.
New digital toolkit to help churches elevate prayer
NASHVILLE (BP) – In accordance with the SBC Executive Committee’s new prayer ministry assignment given by SBC messengers, a new technology toolkit devoted to elevating prayer through the convention has been launched today.