Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Technology in the Pulpit?


Today, while catching up on some of the blogs and forums I follow, I read an interesting thread.

The initial post was titled “playbook in church” (‘playbook’ being the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet):

“spotted! my pastor at church uses his playbook as his bible during his sermon. im not sure if he is using notes or the bible app , either way playbook has made it to the pulpit. AMEN”

I had to smile, as I’ve been using my HP TouchPad religiously (pun intended) on Sunday mornings ever since I received it a few months ago.  I’ve even used it in a wedding ceremony.  I’ve found it to be a great ministerial help, so much so that I’m sure I’ll blog about it at some point.  As it stands, I can’t imagine going back to paper notes.

Having said that, I want to share one of the comments someone posted to that thread.  Bear in mind, virtually all of the replies (135 at last count) were overwhelmingly positive.

“Using a tablet in church seems a little over the top, even for pastors. Seriously, I doubt that God is amused...”

I’m wondering why the author of this comment feels this way.  Thoughts, anyone?


  1. What you preach is far more of a concern than if it is coming from the book, pad, or kindle version!! There is only one word........John 1:1 In the beginning was......

  2. Amen, Kevin!

    You know, though, I believe that Moses was ahead of his time... After all, didn't he deliver the 10 Commandments on tablets? :-)