Podcast #779

#779 – Is Technology Enslaving Us? Jay Kim

Preston Sprinkle

Theology in the Raw

Preston talks with his friend Jay Kim, who’s a pastor at Vintage Church in Santa Cruz, CA, and the author of the forthcoming book Analogy Church. Jay has been rethinking how we go about using technology in church and how we can break free from being enslaved to technology. Jay and Preston also talk about the unique, post-Christian, hyper progressive context of Santa Cruz and the challenges and opportunities his church faces in this context.

Jay Kim serves on staff at Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz, CA, overseeing leadership and teaching, and on the core leadership team of the ReGeneration Project. He also co-hosts the ReGeneration Podcast. Some of Jay’s written work has been featured in Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, and Relevant Magazine. He is a graduate of Fuller Seminary.

Jay’s first book, Analog Church, is set to release in March 2020. The book addresses the challenges and opportunities churches face in the digital age, offering a new and hopeful way forward.

About Analog Church

What does it mean to be an analog church in a digital age?

In recent decades the digital world has taken over our society at nearly every level, and the church has increasingly followed suit—often in ways we’re not fully aware of. But as even the culture at large begins to reckon with the limits of a digital world, it’s time for the church to take stock. Are online churches, video venues, and brighter lights truly the future? What about the digital age’s effect on discipleship, community, and the Bible?

As a pastor in Silicon Valley, Jay Kim has experienced the digital church in all its splendor. In Analog Church, he grapples with the ramifications of a digital church, from our worship and experience of Christian community to the way we engage Scripture and sacrament. Could it be that in our efforts to stay relevant in our digital age, we’ve begun to give away the very thing that our age most desperately needs: transcendence? Could it be that the best way to reach new generations is in fact found in a more timeless path? Could it be that at its heart, the church has really been analog all along?

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