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Jay Y. Kim signs contract with IVP for follow-up to “Analog Church”

WESTMONT, IL—Jay Y. Kim, author of Analog Church, has signed a contract with InterVarsity Press to release a second book, Analog Christian, in Spring 2022.

Ethan McCarthy, associate editor for IVP, said, “Jay’s first book, Analog Church, was released in March 2020, just as churches across the land were suddenly forced to grapple with its themes in new ways. What’s at stake in our trade-offs between digital and analog forms of church? What has the church lost in its acquiescence to our thoroughly digital culture? What finally makes the church the church? We’re so pleased to partner with Jay again on this new foray into the conversation–a conversation that’s taking on an ever-increasing sense of urgency in these days of isolation and Zoom.”

Kim said, “The digital age is dangerously undoing some of the most critical components of discipleship to Christ. Following Jesus in any particular era of human history has always posed challenges unique to that particular era and its particular cultural moments and mediums. It is no different in the digital age. The moments and technological mediums we’re experiencing and utilizing today have the potential to undo much of the work of Christ in us, if we continue to live unaware and unresponsive.”

In Analog Church Kim asked questions about how the digital age and its values might be undoing critical elements of what it means to be the church. Kim said, “In Analog Christian, a follow-up of sorts, I intend to ask the same question from a discipleship point of view. Specifically, as the digital age moves us toward discontentment, fragility, and foolishness, how are followers of Jesus to respond? What is the theological basis for living in creative resistance to the forces and ethos of our day? How might Christians cultivate contentment, resilience, and wisdom, in practical ways to not only survive but thrive as we navigate our unique moment in history?”

Kim is pastor of teaching and leadership at Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz, California. He also serves on the core leadership team of the ReGeneration Project and cohosts the ReGeneration Podcast. He lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and two children.