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‘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.

ERLC unveils new technology, pro-life initiatives

NASHVILLE (BP) – The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission plans cutting-edge work the next 18 months on technology and pro-life issues, trustees of the Southern Baptist entity were told at their annual meeting.

Churches’ embrace of technology likely permanent

NASHVILLE (BP) – Facebook timelines changed forever on Sunday, March 15, 2020.

Church’s tech investment helps weather COVID, prepare for the future

CROFTON, Md. (BP) – In January of last year Keith Hinton, executive pastor at First Baptist Church Crofton, spoke with a friend at another church in town. Both oversaw the technology of their respective congregations and concerns over the coronavirus had introduced a question: How would we have church … if we can’t have church?

What do online viewership numbers really mean?

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (BP) -- Brentwood Baptist Church digital strategy director Darrel Girardier admits that he has a love-hate relationship with analytics, especially in relation to online worship and other events that are streamed on social media platforms.