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Technology and Discipleship

Technology—gotta love it!

I live in Dallas but I’m in Seattle right now, having joined my husband for some badly needed Sabbath rest. There is internet access in our hotel room for both our laptop computers. I am able to retrieve my email from anywhere and stay in touch on my schedule.

From here I am able to update our ministry’s website (Probe.org, where I serve as “webmistress”). From here I am able to access maps for my husband’s treks to go hang out with Jesus in some of His finest creation. From here I am able to do research for the book I’m writing. From here I’m able to contribute to one of the coolest places on the internet, Bible.org

This is convenient for me today, but the wonder of technology goes far beyond convenience. The internet is an incredible thing!

It means a Christian sister serving in the Peace Corps can go to an internet café on Sunday mornings and see the video of our pastor’s sermon one week after I did.

It means women engaged in serving the Kingdom wherever they are have access to the ministry tools we are preparing and sharing from the women’s section of Bible.org.

It means women with the spiritual gift of teaching have a growing pool of resources for helping them dig into the Word for themselves and prepare lessons to feed the ewes in their care.

It means women who are in pain can read articles of comfort and encouragement from a responsible, trustworthy biblical perspective. 

It means on this blog, women of various stripes—but all committed to the Lordship of Jesus Christ—can offer the wisdom that comes from years of pursuing Jesus and His Word passionately. . . and women of various nations can interact with us as online sisterfriends. One of my mentors defined discipleship as anything that moves another believer closer to Christ. The technology of the internet means that we can help disciple each other, women all over the world, as we all seek to become the women God delights to make us.  

Whether you join us from the comfort of your recliner through wireless internet in your home, or a barely-furnished internet café on the other side of the world, welcome! We rejoice in God’s good gift that allows us to do this!

Sue Bohlin

Sue Bohlin is a speaker/writer and webmistress for Probe Ministries, a Christian organization that helps people to think biblically. She loves teaching women and laughing, and if those two can be combined, all the better. She also loves speaking for MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) and Stonecroft Ministries (Christian Women's Clubs) on the topic How to Handle the Things You Hate But Can't Change, based on her lifelong experience as a polio survivor.

She has a freelance calligraphy business in her home studio; hand lettering was her "Proverbs 31 job" while her children were young. Sue also serves on the board of Living Hope Ministries, a Christ-centered organization that helps people struggling with unwanted homosexuality and the family members of those with same-sex attractions.

Sue never met a cruise ship she didn't like, especially now that God has provided a travel scooter for getting around any ship! She is happily married to Dr. Ray Bohlin, writer and speaker on faith and science with Probe Ministries, and they have two grown sons. You can follow Sue on Twitter @suebohlin.

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    Sue Bohlin

    Heather, I had to go back

    Heather, I had to go back and read what I had written to connect the dots with your comment! That’s often a problem with smart women. . . you think on a completely different plane! Tongue out

    Gwynne, that is stunning. The Georgian war is only a couple days old and you already know two different perspectives on it, from people over there! ::::shaking head::::

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    Sharifa Stevens

    The Coolest Thing…

    …is that I was reading your blog from my iPod. Point taken!

    Technology premeates physical and spiritual walls to equip people who are ministering in "closed" countries (but NOTHING’s impossible with God, anyway), and enables us to encourage sisters whom we have yet to see.

    Thank you for the sobering and exciting reminder that what we publish here can create ripples through the world and impact eternity.

    There are gonna be some great parties going on in Glory, I tell ya.

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    Inspirational Bible

    Agreed
    I definitely agree. Technology can be used as such an awesome resource. The only downfall is that genuine communication can easily get lost in the malaise of text messages and emails and everything else. I definitely utilize technology, but I try not to overdo it. Great article!!

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