Less than one-third of the world doesn’t communicate through reading. So how do they communicate important information? These people need a Technologically Appropriate Christian Mission.
One of the things that I love about working with a group like Global Recordings Network (GRN) is their ability to think outside the Box.
Their answer to the above question is to use the same means to communicate important information that 2/3rds of the world use… Language. And they use technology to do it.
Whilst everybody in the affluent world insists on teaching the world to read. They are out there talking to people in their own language and their own dialect.
And what is the best type of communication that you can use to get a message to such people? It is via a story.
Oral communicators by far and away, most often relate to information passed on to them via a story.
GRN is a technologically appropriate Christian mission. It has done way more than produce gospel messages they have even been commissioned to produce health messages by native governments.
But this video is about what their main emphasis is and although it is a pretty basic production. I thought that it was well worth watching.
Not wishing to labour a point too much but:
I watched a Documentary on the development of the English language. It continues to impress me just how much, down through the centuries, the Gospel has been tied up with technology.
I know that I’ve made a point about the place of the Roman Empire played in the spreading of the Gospel but I’d never even thought about the role of the printing press.
This revolutionary piece of technology not only did an enormous amount to advance human history and development but was possibly the single most significant factor in the spread of the Gospel of all time.
Now there’s a thought why not use technology to spread the Gospel?