Jay Kim Red Letter Podcast

047: Jay Kim On How to Stay Analog in a Digital World, What it’s Like Being a Disciple in Silicon Valley, and The Number One Antidote to Discontentment

Located smack dab in the middle of Silicon Valley, Jay Kim remains convinced that what people need is not just innovation but a restoration of analog. In an age where we all want to control our experiences, Kim stands firmly on the need for church, uncurated gatherings, and authentic relationships.


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Resources mentioned in the episode: 

Analog Church: Why We Need Real People, Places, and Things in the Digital Age by Jay Kim

Analog Christian: Cultivating Contentment, Resilience, and Wisdom in the Digital Age by Jay Kim

The Social Dilemma Documentary

Your Undivided Attention Podcast by Tristan Harris 



Key insights from the episode:  

The church is not primarily content; it’s a people to whom you belong. – Jay Kim

The wonderful thing about in-person gatherings is you cannot curate the experience. – Jay Kim

Every moment of boredom, calm, or idleness was fair game for the smartphone. – Jay Kim

Our addictions overcome and overwhelm our knowledge. – Jay Kim

The pursuit of pleasure is like running on a hedonic treadmill. – Jay Kim

If life is centered on pursuing more, you will always be empty. – Jay Kim

 Love, joy, and peace are the antidotes to discontentment. – Jay Kim

Most people think social media is free; if it’s free to you, then you are the product. – Jay Kim

Jay Kim’s Challenge: Live a listening life. 

Are you following Jesus? 

Many want to be greater followers of Jesus but don’t know how. We did an extensive study of everything that Jesus commanded of us and located 5 key targets into which Jesus invites His followers. The five targets are Being, Forgiving, Serving, Giving, and Going.

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