The Power of Technology, Modernity, and Enhanced Communication

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Scholars and ministers alike realize that religion in the late 20th and early 21st centuries has taken on a far different socio-cultural format than ever in the past. The power of technology, modernity, and enhanced communication makes it much easier to reach out to other countries, other faiths, and other cultural paradigms. Technology, even social networks, have brought the religious experience to many that would not normally have had the opportunity to share (e.g. television evangelism, the radio, podcasts, etc.). Nevertheless, despite technology, there remains the core belief of Christianity that of oneness with God and using God's plan to form a productive Christian life. One challenge for many Christians, however, is in the secular and scientific age, how can one reconcile faith to science or the changes in the world over the last several decades? George Barna, for one, in The Power of Vision: Discover and Apply God's Plan for Your Life, that science and technology are not incompatible with faith and spirituality, they are just different. Faith cannot be measured in dynamic terms, nor can it be universally quantified. We might also point out that there is a clear difference between faith and religion. Faith is a concept, a belief, a trust; religion is manmade, and as any student of history knows, variable over the course of time, society, and individual cultures. This brings us to the idea of vision, and the way vision can change organizations and individuals. In
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