Friday, November 02, 2007

Digital Discipleship

I had a great interview today with Candice Hannigan from the Atlanta Journal Constitution. She is going to be spotlighting Paramount Church for an upcoming issue of the AJC scheduled for Saturday, December 1st.

The term "Digital Discipleship" was brought up. I said something in the interview that really made me think throughout the day. The thought was what would the early church leaders think of blogging. In a sense, the early church did write the epistles. Epistles are early church letters to individuals or groups of believers to give guidance and teachings. Examples are 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, 1 Peter, and 2 Peter in the Bible. Now, those epistles have gone around the world many times over in the latter part of the New Testament.

Since they were for groups of believers, what if Paul or Peter could just write a thought or word of encouragement and/or sometimes a rebuke like they often did in their letters and email them in an instance from one part of the Mediterranean to the other? Like today's jail system, Paul could probably have a problem blogging while in jail.

What if they had printing presses like we do today or sound systems? Internet? Cars? Trucks? Video Systems? Laptops? Wi-Fi?

It is just a thought.