Next Wave International Next Wave International™ is a faith-based communications group which is
training organizations to engage the future & move society forward
in a positive direction. Founder / Director: Mal Fletcher
Social Comment

The Tyranny of Digital Shopper Anxiety

Posted 01 December 2019

Most of us know that the internet can be hugely distracting, but do we think about how much it plays on our emotions and anxieties - particularly at Christmas?

 

If you believe the news reports and marketing hype, the pre-Christmas season is one of dark Fridays and web-manic Mondays.

 

Until recently, Black Friday was to bricks-and-mortar stores what... Click for more

What’s your view?

Do you do most of your Christmas shopping online?

Yes

No

Daily Recharge

Two Kingdoms

20 January 2020

In the battle of the two kingdoms, the system of this world versus the values of heaven, we are constantly confronted with a stark choice. We can either live a life that is worthy of our earthly citizenship, or a life that is worthy of our heavenly calling. Our decisions will be shaped either by our social conditioning, or by our sovereign calling. There is no... Click for more

Get the Daily Recharge every day on your PDA
Leadership & Life

Can Robots Replace Pastors?

Will AI Make Church Leaders Redundant?

In May 2017, to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, German technologists introduced a robotic priest. They christened it BLESS U-2.

It was a very rudimentary entry into the burgeoning field of robotics: you pushed a button and received a spoken blessing. The designers’ goal, however, was much loftier than their creation suggested.

They wanted to spark a debate on whether machines might one day replace pastors and priests.

Much is spoken and written about automation,... Click for more

Latest Video

YOU CAN HELP:

Give a Donation & help keep this site & other NWI projects running. Click for more



Featured Audio

City On A Hill Leadership - Part 2

What will it take for Christians in leadership to impact the future? How can today's emerging leaders reshape the spiritual & social landscape?

Mal Fletcher answers in this lecture to students at ALC Leadership Academy, UK.

More audio | Download MP3 | Listen

One-Time Donation
Help us Impact Europe....




Podcasts
Watch EDGES TV
EDGES on YouTube

Other Features

ON A UNIQUE MISSION

"ON A UNIQUE MISSION"
Video Teaser for NWI

OUT NOW

"Fascinating Times"
LATEST BOOK by Mal Fletcher

Now on KINDLE

"Five Big Ideas" and More
by Mal Fletcher

2020Plus.net

Prepare to Lead the Future
Visit 2020Plus

Mal on Twitter

Leadership, Society, Future
Hugely Popular!

Contemporary Church

Needs Strategic Leadership!
Great Leadership Articles

EDGES TV

A Very Different Look
At Major Social Issues

Catalyst TV

Find Out About
Our Other TV Show

Podcasts

Teaching, Radio Interviews
Unique Resources.

TimeOut:
History Changer

Watch: High or Low quality (WMV vid)

Radio Spot:
Liar, Lunatic Or God

Listen (WMA audio stream)

Product Offers

Five Big Ideas

Changing A Culture!
Book & E-Book.

Books & E-Books

Check offers in our webshop...

EDGES™ on DVD

For friends who're not ready for preaching...
Click for more

Search This Site

Add Next Wave to your Favorites
Send us your feedback
Follow us on Twitter
Latest News
2020Plus
BBC News
EuroNews
Austerity - Are Governments Wrong? Mal on BBC
Should Sunday Trading Be Extended? Mal on BBC
Racism vs Racial Identity - Mal on BBC
Are Churches Playing Big Brother? Mal on Premier Radio
Chips Under The Skin & Bio-Hacking - Mal on ABC Radio
Bad Language, Explicit Content on TV - Mal on BBC
Is Not Voting A Wise Choice?
Do Petitions Make A Difference? Mal on BBC Radio
More News...
Privacy
Euthanasia
Pornography
Sign up for e-news

Want to keep in touch with what Next Wave is doing each month?

Click here.

Your Feedback
MasterClass in Spain was a great experience for all. It was challenging and full of inspiration to seek excellence in every little way. MasterClass is a must in all diaries!
Tiziana, Spain

Great to see the Ramalamadingdong animation again! I think your article on Debunking The Great Media Myths captures a number of the essences of why we need to adapt our styles as Christians to the way we use TV.
Tim, UK

Send us your feedback