I am tech-junkie. One of the things I get the most creative satisfaction from is leveraging technology for ministry. I especially thrive on forcing the most utility from the least expensive options (as “free” as possible)! Because of this fascination I have always been somewhat of a “futurist” – not in a prophetic way, but with a playable wonder at what things could be like. As a church planter trying to figure out how to get Jesus Christ’s message to the generations just coming into age, I feel like I have to have my ear to the ground concerning technology.
At Thrive Church we are currently squeezing the turnips trying to develop an internet campus as “free” as possible. it is challenging but awesome when things get clicking. One of my “big issues” with trying to be frugal is that we are, to a large degree, restrained on our ability to provide mobile access. I firmly believe that mobile access is vital but we just can’t swing the finances to make that happen. My desire to provide mobile access is fueled, in large part, to what I see as the next “movement” in technology – a movement that is already underway. My iPhone and my iPad are ever-present reminders that we need to continue to push towards mobile access.
I’ve been following D8, catching the video interviews with technology leaders. Jon, over at ChurchDrop, posted about a video that I hadn’t yet seen featuring Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s view on trends in personal computing. The following is a comment I made about the video (editing some).