Last night I participated in AT&T’s Google Hangout for their “Inspired Mobility” campaign . The chat was with Jason Caston (founder of the iChurch method) and best selling author, Valorie Burton.
AT&T recently released new research that discovered the following:
The survey found that 4-in-10 (41%) respondents said they use a mobile phone, tablet or laptop to connect to faith-based organizations or inspiration sites. That compares to about a third (32%) who said they regularly1 attend worship services.
We had a great discussion on faith & technology; how it has added value to our lives, but also caused us to commit what I call “Social Media Sins”, if we’re not careful.
Question: Did you know that African Americans are embracing technology within their faith practices more than others? Yep. Tis’ true. Why? Well, I believe it’s due to our culture. African Americans are an expressive group of people. It’s in our DNA. Our dance. Our worship. Our communication. If we’re feeling “some type of way”, we’re going to let it be known. Technology has allowed our voice to be heard from the valley to the mountaintop.
Technology allows us to share our trials and tribulations within our faith. No longer our grandmother’s generation, these days when the pastor says open your Bible, it’s possible the entire congregation open ups their Bible app on their phone or tablet. It’s literally a new day. Technology is here to stay.
What are “social media sins”? What is considered breaking “technology etiquette”? To find out, check out the entire hangout by clicking here.
Also, be sure to participate in “Social Media Sunday”. How do you connect to faith & inspiration? Share your photos, videos, and quotes! Be sure to use the hashtag #InspiredMobility