I work as Head of Global Communications for the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES), having previously worked with Compudava (now Endava) in Moldova, building web applications, and for Wesley Management, working with small businesses and charities. I have a passion to see intelligent application of digital technology to serve the Church and mission. Married to the lovely Ruth.
I’ve become increasingly fascinated by the changes to society and culture in response to technological change, and the implications for faith.
I believe we are currently in the process of major change. Change in response to technology, new media and social networks. Technological change in recent decades that is more profound than we have seen in a couple of centuries.
In the same way the agricultural and industrial revolutions shaped the way we live today, I believe the information revolution will shape and redefine the way we live in the coming years. It is changing the way we read, the way we value information, the way we educate. It is changing the way we remember, and the way we organise ourselves.
I’m fascinated by the influence technological advancements in history have had huge sociological and cultural influence. I want to observe the nature of those changes, and look to predict the nature of change we will face in response to today’s technological advancements. Where are the opportunities? Where is the friction and resistance to change? What should we be rightly cautious of?
I’ll admit to being a technology optimist, and am excited by technological change. I’m looking forward to working with our communications team to consider the implications for us as we plan for the future. And I look forward to interacting with you as I use this blog to consider aloud and interact with you, shaping your thoughts and mine.