Category Archives: BAM!

Business as mission, social enterprise, and doing work while doing good.

10 Emerging Educational Technologies and How They Are Being Used Across the Globe

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For over a decade, the New Media Consortium (NMC) has been charting the landscape of emerging technologies in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry on a global scale. The NMC’s advisory board includes 750 technology experts and faculty members from colleges and universities in 40 countries, and is supported by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).


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B.A.M. = (Business As Ministry)

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What’s the best way to describe BAM? Well, here’s what it’s not:
  • Tentmaking – Missions trips in which missionaries fund the ministry through setting up a temporary enterprise, that’s Business For Ministry
  • Philanthropy – Foundational giving, charitable donations, or tithes and offerings from those who work in the “secular” environment, that’s Business With Ministry
  • Business As Ministry – An enterprise which operates for the purpose of producing both monetary and ethical gain, informed by a theological framework.

Business as ministry presents a revised methodology for alleviating poverty. And, while it doesn’t negate the importance of charitable giving as well as traditional missions, it offers a unique way of affirming the work of the laity that the others do not.

Here’s more about it.