The arrival of disruptive technologies towards the close of the twentieth century has drastically altered they way many things were done till a few decades ago. For example, the second half of the twentieth century was a time dominated by totally free bible and theology distance courses. They were offered in the form of free correspondence courses. These free courses were popular worldwide, and mission agencies established such free schools worldwide.
Students would join these free distance schools by the thousands, undergo the free six to twenty-lesson courses, and would earn a certificate. All was for free. This is because paper was cheap, making mass-printed lessons so cheap that mission agencies were easily able to give free bible courses to thousands every month without financial strain. No fees was ever asked and the student never paid anything. Eventually the increasing cost of paper made this very difficult but then the arrival of internet, email, and cheap website hosting with unlimited bandwidth changed it all. It became possible to offer totally free courses using this medium.
What is more, the arrival of this new technology created a desire in the hearts of many to study subjects they always wanted to study. And that also free of cost because internet has brought in the era of free online courses. This means that today evangelism has a new open door in the form of free bible and theology courses via the net. What is more, this is efficient, very cheap, and the reach is unusual. This is the main reason why free bible and theology courses are highly relevant today in the era of internet and disruptive technologies.