Technology and the Great Commission

The recent article “These Six Technologies had a Transformative Year” (December 28, Dallas Morning News) made me wonder how these technological advances will enable our ministry to reach people around the world more effectively. Of special interest in the article were the following points:   As of 2015, India has more Internet users than the U.S and China has twice …

Marissa BenavidesTechnology and the Great Commission

The Blessing of a Long Life

In his book, Future Shock (1970), Alvin Toffler described some of the psychological challenges in trying to adjust to the rapid pace of change in our society. Most of us can relate to the impact on people’s lives simply from our Smartphones. Older technology such as typewriters, maps, encyclopedias, fax machines, adding machines, cameras, alarm clocks, cassette tapes, VCR’s, CD’s, …

Marissa BenavidesThe Blessing of a Long Life

Gizmos and Gadgets: A Blessing or a Curse?

Is modern technology in general a blessing or a curse?  As the youngest (at that time) professor at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, I taught the first class ever in the use of electronic media to support Bible teaching.  And today, God has blessed my organization, the Center for Church Renewal, with a radio and television production studio that contains …

Marissa BenavidesGizmos and Gadgets: A Blessing or a Curse?