Since the mid-20th century, Christianity has happily played the role of cultural follower.  Our art, our music, our literature has reflected the ongoing innovation of the world around us.  Nowhere has this been more true than online.  While Christians began writing blogs early enough (especially those in the emerging church), those early adopters rarely went on to create new technologies.  

Brant DeBow is one Christian who is trying to create new programs, rather than simply use existing programs, for the kingdom of God.  His company iHabitus, has released a new application for the iPhone that is designed to help Christians reflect more consistently on the meaning of Advent.  Though I don’t have an iPhone, it looks quite good.

What is iHabitus?  They explain:

Our goal is to foster the daily practice of faith through technology. Our method is to deliver creedal Christianity’s rich, high culture traditions through the latest in modern technology in a way that is careful, reverent and deliberate. Careful, because technology can too often lead to distraction over devotion.  Reverent, because we act as ambassadors of Christ.  Deliberate, because we must not let the medium define the Message.

If you have an iPhone, download the application and email me at matthew dot l dot anderson at gmail dot com.  I will be happy to post your review here.

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Posted by Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is the Founder and Lead Writer of Mere Orthodoxy. He is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to our Faith and The End of Our Exploring: A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith. Follow him on Twitter or on Facebook.

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  1. Thanks for the kind words. For those without iPhones, we’re also making some (perhaps all, I have to check with my partners) content available and posting a blog from a few different pastors for each day of Advent here: http://tinyurl.com/adventblog

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