#CNMAC14 Speaker Profile: Paul Johnston (@PaulDJohnston)

There’s another excellent line-up for the fifth Christian New Media Conference (1st November 2014, The Brewery, London). With CODEC involved in developing the line-up, we’ve given the speakers the opportunity to answer a few questions:

paul-johnstonWho are you, what do you do, and how does your story feed into #CNMAC14?

I help startups and organisations of any size develop new tech ideas to transform their business, usually utilising cutting-edge mobile tech. Our experiences have led us to some interesting insights into how mobile specifically and new concepts like the Internet of Things is changing our world and our culture.

Can you give us a ‘sneak peek’ into your session at #CNMAC14?

The mobile tech revolution has caused a seismic generational shift in culture, and I’ll be touching on areas where culture and the church needs to focus in the future.

Session description: Transforming Mobility: As internet connected and mobile devices begin to permeate every area of life, what does the future hold and how should we approach and react to what’s coming? 

The theme for 2014 is ‘Transforming Church, Transforming Society’. What do you see as important areas within this theme?

It is not enough to do the same things as our parent’s generation any more. We as the wider church need to transform for the digital age and beyond, and prepare the younger generations for challenges we never faced. This is the biggest challenge of our generation of Christians and vital if we are going to transform society.

What do you think a digital age mean for us, seeking transformational living?

This is an exciting new age, but it is not straight forward. The massive shift we are seeing in communications, access to information, increase in data, privacy and the issues that surround them mean that we are probably going to be transforming ourselves and our churches at a more rapid pace and in a more public way than ever before. The need within the church for integrity and wisdom will be higher than ever before, and is set to only increase.

Outside of your own session, what are you most looking forward to at #CNMAC14?

I always learn something new at CNMAC. It is often around finding out about cool new initiatives and catching up with old friends. I also love finding out how the church is changing to interact with the new age, because I only see my part of it in everyday life.

Check out more on the conference itself where we’d love to see you (easy to book here), or see the archives from previous years.

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