Yes, it will be shamelessly modeled after the successful (if not very commented-on) series on “What the Church can Learn from Wikipedia.” Check out that series here. And yes, it will be less intellectually-heavy as that series…I learned my lesson on shorter, concise blog posts! Your comments are welcome, since we have lots of new people since then!
I believe there are relevant lessons that the Church as an institution can learn from both online phenomenon (Wikipedia) and the against-all-odds phenomenon of underdog businesses that tap into something (Apple). We are not talking about fundamental changes to beliefs; more likely operating changes and adaptations that have emerged from these areas.
For the scoffers that say the church doesn’t need secular advice, you are welcome to ignore HX.net on Wednesdays. 😉 I don’t force you to read this blog!
But the rest of you, look for it on Wednesday. Some starter questions:
- People read speculation like crazy about the upcoming products from Apple. Why is there such fervor over new products? What does Apple do that causes this?
- Apple’s product mantra seems to be “simplify and interconnect”: everything is simple and works together. In your church structures, are things simple and interconnected, or very complex and disconnected?
“They may take our lives, but they’ll never take….my iPod!”