BibleTech09 – Points East

All I can say about BibleTech09 was that it was some of the most fun that I’ve had in a long time.  I met a lot of new friends, many of whom are based near the Philly area (or travel there every now and again).  So I’m really looking at keeping up with a lot…

BibleTech09 – Live Blog “Technology Is Not Neutral”

OK, I’m sitting in “Technology is Not Neutral” with John Dyer.  He’s from DTS. John has a really cute kid, but he kept him up last night.  John’s focus is on a the theological implications of using technology for ministry (note: ask him if he’s worked with Shane Hipps). Yup, he knows Shane Hipps.  I’m…

BibleTech09 – Day 1 Reflections

Yesterday afternoon I sent a tweet that read, “It’s good to be among my own kind.”  It really is.  The highlight for me was the JPS presentation on the history of the Jewish people and communication technology.  What the JPS is prepping with their tagged Tanakh is going to be a killer app, and JT…

BibleTech09 – Web Empowered Church

I’m back to live blogging.  I took a session off just for mental health – apologies to the speakers the tweets say you rocked.  Mark Stephenson is speaking. Mark started as a hack on web sites, and was doing well before God said to go into full time ministry. A “web empowered church” is one…

BibleTech09 – The Rabbis Invented Web 2.0 First

I’m sitting in with Ellen Frankel from JPS.  This is going to be good. Starting with a joke, three archeological teams – funny.  Jewish people have always been at the forefront of innovation, especially with regards to communications tech. Jews are caught in a dialectic, innovators devoted to ancient texts. Focusing on the conversation over…

BibleTech09 – Session 1 (SMS for Churches)

I’m sitting in with Craig Rairdin, who wrote the original Quickverse software for windows.  He seems to have a toaster habit. I’ve texted Craig via aim – I don’t pay for texting, I’m cheap and they’re gouging. Why use texting – it’s good for time-sensitive information.  E-mail needs people to actively check their box, and…