Over the past four or five years, I’ve repeatedly heard a comment similar to this one…
“I only come to church for the community. My best worship experiences come from [cd/dvd/ipod/youtube], and the best sermons are on podcast”. The person making the comment tends to go on to say how much they just love the person leading worship or the pastor who is teaching, but they’ve been “spoiled” by engaging with the latest Jesus Culture DVD or by hearing Francis Chan’s latest podcast or webcast. I can honestly say that I get it. I am able to fully immerse myself in worship with a quality recording. I am able to be moved deep in my mind, heart, and spirit by a passionate pastor or teacher over the internet.
With media becoming more and more a part of the daily life of our culture, is this any surprise?
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