The Parting Gift – new short outreach film for Android and Apple smartphones/tablets

A Simple Tool For Sharing Your Faith In A Powerful Way! A 6 minute short film embedded within a guided explanation of the gospel. Works without the Internet and tracks your progress with helpful statistics. Free training resources available now at wondergatefilms.com, easily equip yourself, your friends, or your church to share the gospel today! […]

Reading trends and needs in Africa

To understand people’s reading habits is to get a glimpse into their lives. This infographic from GMI gives you insight into the bookmarks that highlight the patterns of African Christian readers in three countries (Kenya, Angola and Central African Republic). Explore data on reading frequency, favorite authors and trends from the African Leadership Study. Then […]

A language that Christians mostly refuse to translate text into

English is unique in being a world language. In a review of new book What is English? And Why Should We Care? (Tim William Machan, OUP), London Times columnist and language-use expert Oliver Kamm writes: …debates over the nature and purpose of English are longstanding. It’s not only the language but its speakers who are […]

Mobile evangelism: Indigitous digital conference in Bangalore, consultation in Europe

An Indigitous digital evangelism conference is coming to Bangalore on February 13-15, 2015. This is an exciting opportunity for any follower of Jesus who has an interest in digital technology. As far as I am aware, it will be just about the first training conference on digital ministry anywhere in India, by anyone. Previous Indigitous […]

Amazing mobile phones and the next billion Internet users

Memorably, the first spoken words in the first movie with a (partially) synchronized soundtrack were, “Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain’t heard nothin’ yet!” (in The Jazz Singer). In the world of digital phones access especially in the Majority World, we have barely seen anything yet! Did I ever mention this before? This […]

Get on board the mobile train to Africa and beyond

Digital is transforming Africa and Asia. The speed of change even surprised a mission staffer who returned for a short visit to his former West African country, and saw just how widespread digital had become: Africa is changing! Cassettes and CDs are beginning to disappear. In two weeks of teaching the Bible, there were numerous […]

MAF’s new Lumin software delivers many educational solutions in Majority World

Way back in the early days of the Internet, MAF (Missionary Aviation Fellowship) were digital pioneers, and continue to develop innovative solutions that meet the needs of the Majority World. Last year, we featured their Estante library smartphone app. They are now excited to release a free software product called Lumin. “According to some estimates, […]

Africa infographic: last 20 years, next 20 years

The latest infographic from GMI (below) charts the huge changes in Africa over the last 20 years, and also highlights the growth of mobile phone access from zero to near universal. The huge benefits to Africa of improved communication through mobile and the Internet have been covered frequently in many blogs and reports – economic […]

The impact of education globally: infographic

Education is a vital catalyst for positive change. Access to schooling is, for example, a major reason that Scotland punches above its weight on the world stage, because that country had virtually free and universal primary education, centuries before the rest of UK. The new opportunities for digital distance-learning in Christian discipleship are beginning to […]

Understanding media and evangelism – Phil Cooke conversation video

[Please Share] Lots of challenging wisdom from Phil Cooke | @PhilCooke, author of Creative Christian Media, on creatives, media, culture, storytelling, film, evangelism and effective communication. Here are 18 minutes of high-value insights – do make the time to watch over the weekend. A Conversation With Phil Cooke from Future of the Church on Vimeo. […]