High-Tech Churches Worry Traditional Worshippers

It’s no secret that churches have stepped up their technology use as more projection screens adorn the front of churches and more preachers maintain a prominent presence on the Internet.

“I feel like it’s too much and it takes over the worship,” said the Rev. Dorothy LaPenta, pastor of the 150-member Hope Presbyterian Church in Mitchellville, according to The Washington Post. “People will just be sitting there, their eyes fixated on the screen. They’re waiting to be given something instead of participating.”

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3 Responses to High-Tech Churches Worry Traditional Worshippers

  1. WTF? says:

    Attended a funeral in Tulsa OK a few weeks back. Not at a church, but the chapel on the cemetary grounds. 2 plasma screens at the front projected the service and showed a slide show of the deceased. It was a bit odd, in that I felt more like I was watching a funeral on TV as opposed to being there in person and grieving. Odd feeling.

  2. Doug says:

    Tools of communication continue to grow and evolve as we find better ways to convey information to people. I wonder if my employer would ever say “we are deleting Microsoft Powerpoint from PCs and removing overhead projectors because it takes away from the message”?

  3. Nathan S. says:

    Jesus really didn’t have a lot of good things to say about the traditionalist of His time…

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