The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted churches that were not broadcasting their services online to go online for their congregation. With this sudden change to doing church online, what are some of the challenges and are there ways to overcome them? Dr. John Dyer from Dallas Theological Seminary will join Ken and Deb Wednesday to talk about the how-to of doing church online. What is the easiest thing to move online and how does the church observe communion and baptism without being at church? Dr. Dyer will help us think through some of these questions Wednesday on Ken and Deb in the Morning.
There are many changes to how Easter Sunday will be observed this year, but the truth of what Jesus did, who he is, and the truth of his glorious resurrection continues to be preached and celebrated. Wednesday we visit with Pastor Colin Smith, who will join Ken and Deb with his perspective on how we are observing Good Friday and Easter Sunday in the midst of a worldwide pandemic. Be listening to hear how we can remember and rejoice together as Christ’s Church even as we shelter at home.
John Dyer is the Dean of Enrollment Services and Educational Technology and Adjunct Professor of Media Arts and Worship at Dallas Theological Seminary. John has been a technology creator for more than 20 years, building tools used by Facebook, Google, Apple, Anheuser-Busch, the Department of Defense, and the Digital Bible Society. His open source code is now used on more than 30% of websites.
He has written on technology and faith for a number of publications including Gizmodo, Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, and in the book From the Garden to the City: The Redeeming and Corrupting Power of Technology.
Colin S. Smith is senior pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church, a vibrant, multi-campus church in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. More widely, Colin is the teacher on the daily radio program Unlocking the Bible. Colin was born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland. He met his wife Karen at while studying at London Bible College and later ministered at the Enfield Evangelical Free Church in north London. The Smiths now live in the Chicago area and have two grown children and three grandchildren.