Steve Knight Lauds the Language of Participatory Church

When it comes to publishing, social media, and the church, Steve Knight knows what he’s talking about:

I’ve been working full-time on the Web (in one shape or form) for over a decade now, and it’s been fun to watch the language of it evolve from “interactive” to “multimedia” to “Web 2.0″ to “social media.” The radical shifts in culture that have taken place because of the Internet have been astounding.

At the same time, there’s been a similar shaking going on in Christianity, and I’ve noticed a similar evolution of language for what to call this too — from “alternative church” to “alternative worship” to “ancient-future worship” to “emerging church” to “missional church” and now “missional community formation.”

I predict the conversation about tech lingo will continue to parallel — and deeply inform — the conversation about Christianity and church (how we organize ourselves into religious/faith communities), just as the revolution sparked by the evolution of the Internet is re-making other sectors of society, such as education, journalism, and publishing.

READ THE REST Recap: The Language of Participatory Church | knightopia.com | the online home of Steve Knight.

  • http://www.knightopia.com/blog Steve K.

    Ahhh, thanks, Tony! You know that means a lot to me.

  • http://homebrewedchristianity.com tripp fuller

    Steve Knight is awesome

    • http://www.knightopia.com/blog Steve K.

      Ahhh, thanks, Trippy! You know that means a lot to me too.


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