When we first saw this conversation we were like mmm okay bye. But we decided to look at both aspects of the story and decided to share the story with you.
Have you ever found yourself tweeting in church? or you cant just leave your phone without checking if their is a mention or a retweet?
Well the conversation from a Pastor in the United States by the name Scott Williams was talking about it and he even gave out five reasons why tweeting should be allowed. Read below:
“Thou Shalt Not Twitter in Church…Says Who!
I haven’t seen that anywhere in the Bible. I have seen Twitter in the Bible: “Like a swallow, like a crane, so I twitter…” Isaiah 38:14 “
Today, we live in a more shared world than ever as information access and people connectedness just happens.
The beauty of this world is that people can engage with God, engage with their past, and share pieces of that engagement with the world, all at the same time.
There are entire real, living, breathing online church services where online congregants share information throughout their service.
These services are just as real and God encountering as a physical building. Again, I say “Tweet and Tweet Often!”
Here are 5 Reasons to Twitter During Church:
- 1. You have the opportunity to be a real-time extension of your pastor’s voice while he/she is communicating God’s word. You and your pastor can do some tag team teaching while you are being fed all at the same time.
- 2. If the pastor shares something that moves you, inspires you, or changes your life, there is a good chance it will have the same impact on the lives of some of your Twitter followers as well. Here is a tweet awhile back from Pastor Steven Furtick — “Preaching recently, I noticed the crowd was too busy tweeting to verbally respond. Click clack is the new amen.”
- 3. When Jesus said: Go into all the world and preach the Gospel… “All the world”applies to the Internet world as well as the Twitter world. Do your part by going into all the Twitter world, tweeting the Good News.
- 4. You will have a stored database of your compelling thoughts and notes from your favorite sermons. Use a #hashtag to keep up with the information that you share.
- 5. Many times, people suffer from (SADD) Sermon Attention Deficit Disorder. So instead of just wandering off into space, simply wander off into the space of the World Wide Web. It’s better use of your time Twittering great thoughts, instead of drawing on the back of offering envelops.
That is the story what do you think?