As I write this I’m sitting in a coffee shop overhearing a conversation. Â College students (or at least, college age people) have been talking in a group for about 30 minutes. Â The discussion is about finding a church – what they like and what they don’t about churches in the area. Â One of the most fascinating subjects discussed (it has all been fun to listen to and they don’t know I pastor a church) has been about ‘pastors that use media’ in the church services. Â Specifically, they have mentioned both videos in sermons as well as in musical worship.
They are all, and I mean all, saying they don’t like it when “media” is used in church.
One girl just made the following statement: “My days are filled with media. Â When I go to church I just want to listen to a message about scripture, learn, meditate and worship.”
Fascinating conversation to eavesdrop on, for sure. Â And one that flies in the face of much of what many think is needed in our college ministries – or ministries in general. Â Interesting, if you ask me.