It’s Sunday morning and Church is about to begin. The teenagers funnel their way into the Sunday school classroom and snag a seat (anywhere but the front). The young Youth Pastor greets everyone as they sit down. Once everyone is settled he says,
Okay, everyone pull out your Bibles!
From his back pocket he pulls out his iPhone and begins to read the mornings primary scripture.
Wait, what? Using an iPhone instead of the Bible? Are you crazy?!
The Youth Pastor in this example is, in fact, me. And to answer the question, yes, I use my iPhone for a Bible when I teach sometimes. And no, I’m not crazy. At least I don’t think so. I’ll let you decide.
This is the first part of a post I just recently did over at ChurchMag. In it, I discuss the issue of allowing students to use their cell phones (or iPod touches) instead of a physical Bible. It’s created some great discussion so far, and if you’d like to read the rest of the post, go ahead and click here!
What is your opinion of the use of smart phones during church? Should it be frowned upon or encouraged? You can leave a comment by clicking here.