Low Tech Teaching in a High Tech World? – Perspective Needed

Low-Tech Teaching

Not all churches are able to keep up with technology, especially in classrooms. Hence, they might be afraid the Bible teaching in their church won’t be able to reach today’s students who are so accustomed to technical knowledge and tools. As we observed in a previous post, low tech teaching in a high tech world will face some challenges. But there are ways teachers can improve their teaching to combat these challenges.

Even more important is that Bible teachers maintain perspective. They need to understand that their teaching is about students getting to know God and seeing their lives changed.

  • Jesus saves, not high tech.
  • The Holy Spirit helps them walk the walk, not high tech.
  • God brings the growth, not high tech.

If these statements are true, then one must concede that God can use any means, even low tech teaching, to reach people.

That doesn’t mean you never use high tech methodology but rather that you are not dependent on it. Remember the Apostle Paul’s words, “I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some” (1 Cor. 9:22). But in the final analysis, it is what God does that matters, not what we do.

Paul also said, “My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power” (1 Cor. 2:4-5). We could probably remain true to the text to substitute “words” for however we are trying to teach such as … “not with wise and persuasive technology, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.”  — This is the perspective Bible teachers need to maintain in a high tech world.



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