Turning off your cellphones during a sermon in church is so 90’s.
Nowadays, you still don’t want to take a call from the pews, but pulling out the iPhone is becoming ok with the pastor in the pupit.
In fact, he is doing the same thing!
Time Magazine covered two churches that recently broke out of the pack of forefront churches to embrace Twitter in the pews. Similar to Trinity Church’s recent Twitter Passion Play during Easter worship, these churches explicitly incorporated twittering as accepted and part of worship by the congregants.
I sense this is the overlap of three complementary desires:
- People are tired of the sit and soak model of taking in sermons. The messages don’t sink in.
- People want to be actively involved in worship in some way.
- Similar to one of the core strengths I have found in online Church worship experiences, people continuously have questions while they take in a sermon and seek clarification of what they just heard. If they wait till after Church is over, it is usually too late.
Are you ready to text about the text on Sundays?