Godbit means a small piece of something good in Norwegian, especially in refrence to food. ñ J¯rgen Arnor GÂrds¯ Lom
How cool is that?
The American church often seems to be on the tailend of cutting-edge trends, that is, if they ever catch on to the vibe of current culture at all – many seems to prefer living life as a museum curators of archaic trends and artifacts. But some folks bring their talents, abilities, and skills and believe they might actually be able to do ministry with them (shocking!). A site featuring such folks is The Godbit Project – ìChristian CSS Showcase + Web Development Resourceî.
Godbit came about from the frustrations of a friend of a friend, and as Graham Cooke has been teaching me, frustration is a tool which drives us to desperation which drives us to the Lord; most like itís placed by Him because He feels the same way and wants to make us so uncomfortable that we come to Him to do something about it (although I donít know what to think when Iím frustrated that my tape of Grahamís talk on frustration got taped over . . . ).
From Godbit’s Purpose + Vision:
We realize that if anything is going to change, we need to stop simply poking fun at these agencies, and start educating them, as well as making churches and pastors aware of how they are being short-changed by doing business with such individuals. Our vision then, is to highlight churches, freelance designers and web agencies that are on the cutting-edge of web methodologies, in order to give others something to aspire after. We want to be a city on a hill.
Ok, so I must be such a tech geek (or wife of a tech geek and absorbing his likes) because this makes me so excited! Being relevant to our culture – today – in the *now*; not finding the excuse of ìwell, Christian stuff shouldnít be quality or modernî valid; using God-placed talents in whatever form Godís given them to us; affirming practical skills rather than negating them by saying the only skills The Ministry needs are pastoral and teaching.
This – this is *good* stuff.