Justin Wise discusses step three of the four steps of digital ministry (0:10), and Dr. Heiser addresses the notion that everything in the Bible is about Jesus (3:15).
Establish your church’s social media presence
Did you know that you can see reviews of a church on Google Maps or Yelp? Have you considered what new people might find your church through a friend’s social media? How often have you talked about “reaching people where they are” and realized that much of the time, they are on the internet?
The Social Church: A Theology of Digital Communication is for Christians who are advocates of social media and who want to learn about how to use these technologies to further the kingdom of God. Justin Wise speaks about social media as this generation’s printing press—a revolutionary technology that can spread the gospel further and faster than we can imagine.
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Get Dr. Heiser’s book, The Unseen Realm
The psalmist declared that God presides over an assembly of divine beings (Psa 82:1). Who are they? What does it mean when those beings participate in God’s decisions (1 Kings 22:19–23)? Why wasn’t Eve surprised when the serpent spoke to her? Why are Yahweh and his Angel fused together in Jacob’s prayer (Gen 48:15–16)? How did descendants of the Nephilim (Gen 6:4) survive the flood (Num 13:33)? What are we to make of Peter and Jude’s belief in imprisoned spirits (2 Pet 2:4; Jude 6)? Why does Paul describe evil spirits in terms of geographical rulership (thrones, principalities, rulers, authorities)? Who are the “glorious ones” that even angels dare not rebuke (2 Pet 2:10–11)?
The Unseen Realm presents the fruit of Dr. Heiser’s fifteen years of research into what the Bible really says about the unseen world of the supernatural. His goal is to help readers view the biblical text unfiltered by tradition or by theological presuppositions. “People shouldn’t be protected from the Bible,” Dr. Heiser says. But theological systems often do just that, by “explaining away” difficult or troublesome passages of Scripture because their literal meaning doesn’t fit into our tidy systems.
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