Producing by Faith, Inspiring through Technology
Being a film and TV producer, author, motivational speaker, TV personality and preacher – you could say I’m a multi-tasking multi-hyphenate. But the toughest part of navigating all of these different hats isn’t time management – it’s finding a productive way to marry the traditional aspects of these vocations with a contemporary unified approach. And I know I’m not the only one with this dilemma.
For many, especially in communities of faith, finding a way to remain authentic to your calling and exploring new territories of your destiny can be challenging. However, I believe today’s emerging technologies are rising to help meet this challenge head on.
In a recent survey sponsored by AT&T, 41% of respondents said they use a mobile phone, tablet or laptop to connect to inspirational content or their communities of faith online. That compares to about a third who said they regularly attend a brick and mortar worship service. I think this highlights a very important cultural shift that people, like me, are discovering new ways to use technology to connect spiritually and bring cohesion to all facets of our diverse lives.
And while I do give traditional sermons and lead a monthly Bible study, I’ve found a way to also uplift people through my movies, TV shows, books, and especially social media. And according to AT&T’s research, people are using mobile devices in their faith practices to do things like listen to inspirational music, stream church services, study and read the Bible. These insights confirm what I already know that the masses can be inspired from our very own mobile devices.
As we approach the holiday season, I look forward to continuing this conversation through AT&T’s #InspiredMobility campaign. I also look forward to hearing what you have to say about the impact that technology has on your faith, spirituality, and destiny.