I wonder how things would differ if same attention was paid to interaction as presentation?
- Bill Buxton (@wasbuxton)
This deck explores mobile ministry in 2013 and the history and future of Mobile Ministry Magazine (MMM) in relation to where mobile is going.
At the End of 2013
I wrote back in 2010 that "mobile is the present." It seems that 2013 is the year that the mainstream consensus has agreed with that assertion. What has been agreeded to, and what is happening, can sometimes look like a bit much. There are two ways to look at what mobile has come to in 2013:
Stats in Pictures
Mobile is the present, the future has yet to be decided. Though, if you pay enough attention to the pictures of the present, you can get a decent idea towards what the future will bring.
2013 has marked the year in which mobile isn't just part of the conversation, its been what has driven the conversation. Whether its what the mobile is doing in your pocket, or adding intelligence to other accessories on your person, mobile (as a trend) points to an even more impactful area of technology - especially when that impact concerns freedoms and behaviors.
Palm Pilots & Bibles
It was well before the iPhone and Android devices that mobile was seen as the place to go for theological/faith-driven content. However the steps to get there took a while, a few arguments, and even once it arrived, it still wasn't clear to all of church leadership that this was the direction. In time, that perception changed, but to know where mobile is now, MMM had to be born out of the mobile faith that came before.
PCs, PDAs and the Early Digital Church
Disconnect Between Bible Software and Church Leaders
Mobile Ministry Magazine
Mobile Ministry Magazine (MMM) is online magazine asking questions, presenting approaches, and experimenting around stories related to the implications of faith and mobile technologies.
Designed as introduction to intersection of faith and mobile technology
Observations and Reviews
Before/After the iPhone — the Body's Response
Defining Mobile Ministry
Just writing about mobile ministry isn't the point of MMM. There's an attention to this space that has developed into themes, characteristics, and later a formal methodology that guides the viewpoints here. Partnerships have developed which has enabled other voices to speak into mobile ministry. Those partnerships will shape the future of mobile ministry - and define wider areas in mobile and beyond.
Layers of Mobile
Mobile Ministry Methodology
Mobile Ministry Forum
Going forward, Mobile Ministry Magazine has its role to play in encouraging and forwarding the mobile minsitry story. As mobile continues to mature, plateau, and in some cases be supplanted by