The Kingdom Code Blog

Reflections on Christianity and technology…

Kingdom Code is a group for Christian's working in technology; we want to explore how our Christian faith shapes the way we build digital tools.

Thu, 7 April 2022

Covering the City in Prayer

We've been checking-in with Phil Hardwick, developer of The Prayer Walk App, to hear how things are going with the project and how it is being used six months after BUILD.

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Wed, 22 December 2021

The Technology Behind Christians Against Poverty

When I first joined the CAP technology team we were a team of six… eleven years on the team has grown to almost 30 and we’re still growing because there is still such a great need…

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Fri, 15 October 2021

Three things you can pray for BUILD 2021

BUILD kicks off tonight, we'd love for you to support us in prayer over the weekend…

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Tue, 3 August 2021

BUILD is back for 2021

Back for 2021, and now in the North and the South! Join Christians in the world of technology and innovation to support and serve ministries with digital projects.

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Sat, 22 August 2020

Second Edition of From The Garden to the City in the works

On his Twitter feed this week John Dyer teased a update to his influential book looking at technology from a Christian perspective.

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Fri, 24 April 2020

The Next Few Months for Kingdom Code

As life begins to find a bit more rhythm, I want to share with you our thinking for Kingdom Code over the next few months…

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Fri, 3 April 2020

March Reading List

We're a little late in publishing the March reading list, but inside you'll find several great resources to help you think through some of the topics that have come up during coronavirus, and to help you serve your church and local community.

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Fri, 20 March 2020

Covid-19 Global Church Hackathon

As Christian technologists we're equipped to innovate, to serve, to design and build tools together that helps the Church do what she does best- bringing faith, hope and love to the world around us…

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Mon, 16 March 2020

Technologists Serving the Church During Coronavirus

As the government encourages us to reduce the amount of social interaction now is the perfect time for the Kingdom Code community to serve the local church

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Fri, 28 February 2020

February Reading List

This month we're featuring an article from Wired.com about how a church in Cincinnati is working with tech entreprenuers, an interview with Facebook's head of faith-based partnerships and more…

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Fri, 21 February 2020

A digital garden to encourage growth

‘BUILD's challenge stuck me to consider how we could use digital tools to increase appetite and engagement…’ Joe shares more about the desire to get their project, Bible Garden, finished and launched

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Fri, 7 February 2020

Church Through the Lens of Technology

As part of our regular 'Think' meetups we invited church history lecturer, Dr Tom Breimaier, to help us to explore how technology is on display in history of the church, and how that challenges us to think of where we go, and what we build, from here…

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Fri, 24 January 2020

January Reading List

Ahead of the Global Missional AI summit we've got some primers to help you think about tech and AI, as well as people exploring how to show the relevance of the Bible to those working in tech, and think through questions raised by transhumanism…

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Fri, 10 January 2020

It's about more than just tech

Having a project idea is easy, implementing that idea is harder, but by far the hardest thing is sticking with a project for a few years! We hear back from one of the projects out of the 2016 hackathon.

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Fri, 20 December 2019

December Reading List

Each month we digging out some of the best blog posts exploring the intersection of Christianity and technology. This month we've go an article from Financial Times about religion and technology, through to another BUILD project going live…

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Sat, 14 December 2019

Connecting AI to Global Missions

In March 2020 the first Global Missional AI Summit will be taking place in Bangkok, Thailand. As it approaches, James spoke to Daniel Whitenack, one of the conference organisers to find out more about the event…

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Fri, 6 December 2019

Technology will save us

“Technology will save us.” This is BT’s latest marketing pitch. It’s easy to look at it as yet another ad campaign, but it taps into something deeper…

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Mon, 18 November 2019

November Reading List

There is an increasing number of blog posts and articles that are being written with a Christian perspective on technology. Here are four that have caught our eye this November…

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Thu, 7 November 2019

One Body, Many Members

The apostle Paul describes the church as one body with many members. Andy Geers explores what this means for us as Kingdom Code.

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Fri, 1 November 2019

Hear back from BUILD 2019

Throughout BUILD 19 we were interviewing some of the people in the room to give you a snapshot of what happened during the 24 hour hackathon. Listen now…

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Wed, 16 October 2019

Reviewing BUILD 2019

In Christ we, though many, form one body… as BUILD 2019 comes to an end we share what has happened during the twenty four hour hackathon.

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Tue, 8 October 2019

Part of something bigger…

Kingdom Code BUILD is part of a global set of hackathons hosted by Indigitous. During two weekend in October over 30 different cities of technologists come together to apply their skillsets. Here's how we can be praying for them…

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Tue, 1 October 2019

One of the BUILD projects in the wild…

Last year Dan Rackham came to BUILD with an idea that had been mulling in the back of his mind for a while. James sat down with him and talked to him about GoChatter, coming to BUILD and getting a team together around an idea…

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Thu, 12 September 2019

BUILDing tools for Bible-based evangelism

In September our meetups in London and Leeds are getting practical ahead of next month's hackathon…

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Thu, 5 September 2019

Design Sprints

In September our meetups in London and Leeds are getting practical ahead of next month's hackathon…

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Thu, 22 August 2019

Build 2019 Partners

Each BUILD hackathon is an opportunity for us to practically serve a Christian ministry use tech well. A few weeks ago we shared with you the challenges for BUILD. Today, we're excited to announce that at BUILD 2019 we’ll be joined by…

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Thu, 8 August 2019

BUILD 2019 challenges

BUILD is one of our regular events where we practically explore how our skillsets can be used for God's glory. Today we're announcing the challenges for this year's hackathon…

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Tue, 2 October 2018

How to make the most of a 24 hour hackathon

A hackathon is always an intense experience where you are seeking to make as much progress as possible in a short space of time, but this year's BUILD is a little different from previous BUILD events- we only have 24 hours to get things done.

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Wed, 19 September 2018

Moving your ideas forward

Years ago a friend told me 'ideas are cheap. What sets people apart is the implementation'. It was a provokation…

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Thu, 23 August 2018

Inspiring and enabling greater generosity…

Kingdom Code BUILD is a great opportunity to kick off that passion project that you’ve had in the back of your mind for a while, or to start coding the idea that came up over a drink at a Kingdom Code meetup…

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Tue, 31 July 2018

Helping to increase an appetite for the Bible…

In a time when digital devices play a huge role in our lives, how can we leverage the skills we have as developers, designers and creatives to help people experience the power of the Bible?

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Sun, 10 September 2017

Christians Against Poverty + Kingdom Code BUILD

This year at BUILD we're really looking forward to being joined by CAP and exploring their challenge around enabling local churches…

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Thu, 3 August 2017

What to expect from Kingdom Code BUILD

Build is about gathering a people together who love to think about technology; design and build. Over the course of the weekend we’ll form teams and work together on projects that bring technology to bear on the great commission…

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Mon, 17 July 2017

Where's all the paper gone?

I've got a confession to make… I don't think I actually read any of the books on my university reading list. At least not in 'physical book' form anyway…

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Thu, 23 February 2017

The Startup World – March 2017 Meetup

I know what you are thinking… it’s been a while since you heard from Kingdom Code. Sorry. We’re coming out of hibernation now, and we’ve got some exciting things coming up over the next year.

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Fri, 28 October 2016

Geeks explore how to find ‘the lost’ computer

More than 70 Christian computer-experts gathered in a room above Smithfield Market, in London, last weekend for a 48-hour Code for the Kingdom "hackathon”

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Sat, 15 October 2016

Pitching your hackathon project

Let’s be clear, a good hackathon pitch does not have to be polished. It doesn’t need a three year roadmap or all the details about each UI interaction worked out. What really makes a great project pitch is communicating the vision…

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Wed, 12 October 2016

Challenge 2 - Data Visualisation

Have you noticed that we’re producing more data than ever before? There are things like FitBit, which generate data at a personal level. Datasets created by analytic tracking tools, built into our apps and websites shouldn’t overlooked.

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Thu, 29 September 2016

Transforming Lives at Code for the Kingdom

Lets be under no illusion – technology has totally transformed the world we live in. It is something that continues each day…

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Sat, 9 April 2016

How does our faith relate to the technology we use and build?

Technology is deeply engrained in our society. When we were discussing it on Monday night we were thinking much more than computers, smartphones or the virtual reality (VR) headsets that are on the horizon though. Kettles, dishwashers, gas lamps, even chairs and the wheel were included in the discussion…

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Fri, 9 October 2015

Christian coders develop apps at global hackathon

What do you get when you put 100 Christian technology enthusiasts into a Westminster conference centre for three days, with a fast broadband connection but little sleep?

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Sun, 27 September 2015

Hackathon Local Challenges

At the beginning of the month we shared with you the global challenges that are being worked on across the different Code for the Kingdom events around the world. Today we want to share with you the challenges that we are setting specifically in the UK Code for the Kingdom hackathon…

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Tue, 15 September 2015

Turn ‘lightbulb moments’ into delightful products…

On Monday night we were back at the Impact Hub. Ben ran a really helpful workshop with some of the Kingdom Code community going through turning ideas into a delightful product…

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Tue, 15 September 2015

Making time for ideas

I love that bit at the beginning of projects when as a team we’re just throwing ideas around. There are post-it notes, sharpies, a big clear bit of wall and each member of the team is just putting their thoughts out there. The harder bit, is taking those thoughts and ideas, and condensing them down into a plan, and then getting on and making that plan happen.

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Mon, 14 September 2015

Kingdom Code- A vital opportunity to use tech for God’s glory

Whether you are a software developer, an entrepreneur or a marketing guru, it’s no mistake that God has imbued you with these talents and placed you in a world where they could come to fruition…

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Wed, 9 September 2015

Hackathon Global Challenges

While individuals and teams are welcome to come to the hackathon with they own projects and ideas, one of exciting parts of this weekend is working towards the challenges…

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Wed, 2 September 2015

I’ve never been to a hackathon… what will the weekend be like?

The Code for the Kingdom Global Hackathon is coming up October 2nd-4th and many people are wondering what it’s going to be like. We know 36 hours of intense product building sounds intimidating…

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Wed, 29 July 2015

A conversation with Chris Lim

Last week I had the pleasure of spending 15 minutes talking to Chris Lim, founder of TheoTech, about what is exciting him about the global hackathon in October and why developers, designers, entrepreneurs and even pastors should sign up to come along.

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Wed, 15 July 2015

Framing Life

What is technology? It is one of those fundamental questions that is really easy to pass over. We usually don’t spend time asking what air is, and how it sustains our human bodies–although it is pretty amazing if you do start to think about it—normally, we just get on and breathe…

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Tue, 17 February 2015

How Bible translation relies on technology

Paul Morriss outlines some of the ways that tech is so vital in the process of translating the Bible into other languages.

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Wed, 28 January 2015

Founder of Zappos, Tony Hsieh’s Rule for Success- Maximise Serendipity

My fascination with serendipity started in college. I think for most people, college was the last time it was normal to just randomly run into people all the time.

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Sun, 18 January 2015

Do you believe in anything like God’s serendipity?

Noun - The occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.

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Tue, 30 September 2014

The Tucked & the Untucked

How do we optimise for collisions? I enjoy reading Brad Feld's blog. He is a VC from Boulder, Colorado who is best known for his thought leadership on 'Creating StartUp Communities'…

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Sun, 27 July 2014

Design is Important to God

As Christians we stand on God's word and Truth. It is after all profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that we might be equipped for every good work. But what about the boring bits?

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