The Millennium Matrix

The Millennium Matrix : Reclaiming the Past, Reframing the Future of the Church

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In this dynamic book, theologian, futurist, and communications expert M. Rex Miller presents the innovative millennium matrix, that explains the way we store and distribute information changes our worldviews. Based on the author s extensive research, The Millennium Matix explores the major paradigm and worldview shifts over the past two thousand years and maps them into an easily accessible chart summarizing the entire history of culture and church. From the oral culture of Jesus time to the print world of Gutenberg s Bible to the broadcast era of television to the emerging digital culture, readers will see the impact of communication on worship and spirituality. Even more, the book then provides practical suggestions on how Christians can successfully navigate the rapid cultural changes that are occurring and that will continue to occur over the decades to come.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 306 pages
  • 183 x 252 x 17mm | 600g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Abridged
  • 1118602412
  • 9781118602416
  • 1,422,168

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It was Leadership Network's privilege to publish Rex Miller's ground-breaking millennium matrix diagram some years ago. The buzz, conversation, and questions that created have now been addressed in this eye-opening work.
--Bob Buford, founding chairman, Leadership Network, and author, Halftime: Changing Your Game Plan from Success to Significance

The Millennium Matrix is not the kind of book you will read and put on the shelf. You will want to study it and come back to it again and again because it is a book that clarifies where the church has been, where it is now, and where it is headed. . . . It is a great read . . . an indispensable tool for ministry in these times of rapidly changing cultural patterns.
--Robert Webber, Myers professor of ministry, Northern Seminary

The ideas that Miller is sharing in The Millennium Matrix will help leaders quickly synthesize a large body of history and prepare them as we move into an uncharted future. We need new models for our organizations, we need practical guides, and we need a conceptual context for understanding our current times. The Millennium Matrix provides these and will become an important reference manual to anyone serious in engaging the emerging culture.
--Mike Coleman, founder, president, and CEO, Integrity Communications

Our world is literally being remade in the digital soup we inhabit. Yet so often, the Church feels as if it's not even inside the bowl. If you're tired of feeling like you just don't get it. . . that every new program you create is destined for the trash heap in a few short months . . . The Millennium Matrix was written for you. Beyond a manufactured, reactionary approach to change, The Millennium Matrix provides leaders with a framework for understanding both the sweep of past eras and the complex, wondrous metamorphosis in process as we speak. An indispensable read.
--Sally Morgenthaler, founder, and Digital Glass Videos
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Table of contents

Preface: Welcome to the Millennium Matrix. Acknowledgments. 0. Vertigo: Ready or Not, Here Comes the Future. Part One: Stopping Time: The Medium Is the Worldview. 1. Oral Culture Liturgical Church: The Living Word. 2. Print Culture Reformation Church: Separating the Message from the Messenger. 3. Broadcast Culture Celebration Church: Watching the World Go By. 4. Digital Culture Convergence Church: Reconnecting Word with Spirit. The Complete Millennium Matrix. 5. The Church in Transition: Navigating Changing Worldviews. Part Two: New Visions for a New Millennium. 6. Trust Connections: Impartational Leadership. 7. Growing Vital Relationships: Reclaiming Community. 8. Convergence: The Living Church. Epilogue: Anticipating the Next Great Shift. The Abridged Millennium Matrix. Appendix: Exercises and Field Trips. Notes. The Author. About Leadership Network. Index.
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About M. Rex Miller

M. Rex Miller is a successful businessman with degrees in theology and communications theory. He has spent the last twenty-five years researching social change through the lens of communications.
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