The digital age is in the business of commodifying our attention. The technologies of our day are determined to keep us scrolling and swiping at all costs, plugged into a feedback loop of impatience, comparison, outrage, and contempt. Blind to the dangers, we enjoy its temporary pleasures, unaware of the damage to our souls.
Jay Kim's Analog Church explored the ways the digital age and its values affect the life of the church. In Analog Christian, he asks the same question of Christian discipleship. As the digital age inclines us to discontentment, fragility, and foolishness, how are followers of Jesus to respond? What is the theological basis for living in creative resistance to the forces of our day? How can Christians cultivate the contentment, resilience, and wisdom to not only survive but to thrive as we navigate the specific challenges of our age?
Introduction: Digital Smoke, Analog Air, and Fruit
Part One: Cultivating Contentment
1. Love Instead of Self-Centric Despair
2. Joy Instead of Comparison
3. Peace Instead of Contempt
Part Two: Cultivating Resilience
4. Patience Instead of Impatience
5. Kindness and Goodness Instead of Hostility
Part Three: Cultivating Wisdom
6. Faithfulness Instead of Forgetfulness
7. Gentleness Instead of Outrage
8. Self-Control Instead of Reckless Indulgence
Conclusion: Gardening in the NICU