A Stirring in the Land
Evangelist Doug Batchelor Talks About New Technologies
I have been amazed by the evangelistic potential of the Internet. Ten to fifteen years ago I began getting caught up by the evangelistic potential of media in general. I was meeting people who were completely grounded in the faith, and they got much of it through consistently studying, watching TV programs, and listening to radio. They really understood the message. Our message is a message of the Word - that's what changes lives. And you can communicate the Word through written form, in audio form, through visuals - because visual just enhances the audio presentation. But the Internet is a medium that combines all of those. You can get the visuals; you can read the content; you can hear it. And I've come to be so amazed at the evangelistic potential it holds. I know the Internet is something of a tree of the knowledge of good and evil. But it can be a very powerful and positive medium of communication. We have a team of 12 evangelists constantly doing public evangelism, and yet at the same time we see the exponential growth of the Internet in media.
Doug Batchelor's Amazing Facts ministry, based in Roseville, California, has an extensive Internet ministry. They are publishers of several evangelism-outreach websites, including the following: