Kresta in the Afternoon – June 5, 2020 – Hour 1

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  • Description: In 1995, the early days of the Internet, Newsweek published an article boldly declaring that the "web won't be Nirvana." While some of their predictions seem funny now - such as a disbelief that internet sales would ever outpace the local mall - other statements are ringing truer than ever. Even 25 years ago it was clear that no technology would replace human contact, something that's been proven beyond a doubt after three months with no in-person Church celebrations. Jay Y Kim joins us.
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    • Jay Y. Kim
      Jay Y. Kim is the author of Analog Church: Why We Need Real People, Places, and Things in the Digital Age and is pastor of teaching and leadership at Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz, California. He also serves on the core leadership team of the ReGeneration Project and cohosts the ReGeneration Podcast. He lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and two children.
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    • Analog Church: Why We Need Real People, Places, and Things in the Digital Age

      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? (learn more)

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