Thursday, May 22, 2008

Agree or Disagree

When it comes to community, the church needs to address technology. I've heard pastors say texting is stupid, IMing is stupid. But to teenagers, sending text messages or IMing or Facebook, that's just as real to them as you and I sitting her and talking. And if the church doesn't learn how to embrace that, I think we're going to miss connecting an entire generation of young Christians in community.

Perry Noble, Senior Pastor, New Spring Church, Anderson, SC

5 comments:

TCC said...

Are you asking what we think? If so...I totally 100% agree.

WherestheBox said...

It's amazing how fast everything moves and changes these days, and I definitely think there is a tendency in some circles to denounce anything new.

Krazy Klingers said...

I agree... we need to be more in tune with today's technology because the younger generation is. I had to get Myspace and facebook accounts because both my brothers are at college and that's how we communicate most of the time.

On Fire For Jesus said...

One of the ways we have learned to "communicate" more with the students is through myspace and even texting. That is what that generation is growing up with. Do you know how many times I get to leave an encouraging comment or "check in" with someone, just by myspace? That's their culture. It's our responsibility to reach out by immersing ourselves into a culture, whatever that may be, - working from the inside out, not the outside in.

Melissa said...

I agree with all of the above.