February 2, 2016

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Technology in Spreading the Gospel and Creation Message

Article originally written and published as part of Let Creation Sing's Creation Science Alliance February e-newsletter.

By Kally Lyn
Today’s society is highly media-based. It seems like everything we do is in some way connected to an electronic device. But is this always a bad thing? Can it be used for a beneficial purpose? I think so. I don’t believe I’m the only one, either, or there wouldn’t be a section of Barnes & Noble solely dedicated to self-help books on the subject.

In recent years, kids and even adults (probably more than would like to admit) are spending quite a bit of their time working or playing on the web. This has its dangers, sure. Lots of articles and studies go into exploring that aspect of technology.

But I see modern tech advancements as having a good side, too. As a whole, we can see more, do more, connect more, and discover more than at virtually any other time in known history. We can learn all about scrolls and manuscripts, buildings, and species in places that we’ve never been to and likely for most of us, never will go to in our lifetime.
We have a global network such that missionaries in the jungle (The Wild Brothers) can film with costly equipment and create a video series world-known, keeping up with their newfound fans by interacting regularly on social media. Think about it, they have internet in the jungle. That’s huge! That ability means that for perhaps the first time in a very long time, Creation believers may finally have an edge, if we’re willing to advance with the times.
We can discuss, share, and instantly rebut the arguments against God’s purposeful design. We can provide evidence for a young Created System, daily, on a global scale. We have the opportunity to build a presence and make ourselves known as being more than the fringe-minority, science-rejecting, ignorant crackpot that has become the stereotype purported by an atheistic society. We have a voice, and the ability to show a united front for truth, if we choose to use the resources available to do so, in their fullest potential.
This is why it is so important to include this generation in apologetics and networking, because we grew up in it, we know the ever-evolving online social dynamic inside and out. This isn’t our parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents’ game anymore. It’s time for us to take up the torch- and many have done so.

For example, beyond providing international speaking engagements, the organization I am a part of, David Rives Ministries (DRM), has done great work in uniting many of the most popular and well-known Creation Organizations around the world to provide Genesis Science Network, a free 24-7 live streaming channel, airing hundreds of videos, and accessible on any device. As the first and only network of this kind, we reach an ever-growing audience worldwide, including viewers from countries like Japan, Sweden, and Israel.
 
Another quickly expanding project is The Creation Club, the fastest-growing creation media platform website in the world. This branch of DRM provides a platform not only for well-known ministries’ articles to be accessed in one place, but also for many small, independent authors, bloggers, podcasts, videos, photographers, and more to reach out with their content. We also have several hundred articles translated into 5 languages.
On a daily basis, the various outreaches of DRM touch the lives of tens of thousands across all the major social media networks, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Periscope, Instagram, and Google Plus (these accounts can be found by searching those networks, or via their associated websites, listed below.)

David Rives’ fun and educational show Creation in the 21st Century is on good old-fashioned cable, every Friday at 5:30PM Central Time via TBN. This year began our 3rd season of gaining in popularity by leaps and bounds, while millions of viewers globally and spanning every generation tune-in or watch the archived episodes online.

Our online Creation Superstore has resources from all of the leading brands and many independent publishers, including contributors to our websites, quickly earning the title of one-stop shop for anything related to Biblical Creation.
God is doing big things for us and through us. It’s not free, certainly. And it takes a lot of time and work from everyone on our international team that allows us to do what we do. But it’s worth it. It has potential. It is making a difference, in a big way. And you can be a vital part of it.
Technology can be a key tool in uniting people, witnessing, and encourage others in the truth of God’s Word, from the first word. I know this, because I see it working every day.
 

Kally is the Project Manager for The Creation Club, and Virtual Assistant for David Rives Ministries. The ministry is based out of the Nashville, Tennessee area. If you’d like to donate, invite David to speak, share your content, or see how you can help, we'd love to hear from you! Call the main office at 913-212-7990, or email Kally at kallylyn@thecreationclub.com.

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