My friend Jonathan recently wrote a rebuttal of an article that denounces Twittering during service. The original article was flawed, and worse, it was disconcertingly similar to an article published by somebody else in May. (Note the points raised, the use of the same catch phrase “God does not have a Twitter account”).
Anyway, Jonathan’s rebuttal took two forms: first, an informal one on his blog, and second, a formal article submitted for publication. Both are excellent, and I commend them to you for your consideration.
If the idea of tech during service sounds appalling to you, do bear in mind that some of my church services are more contemporary and/or youth-oriented in nature, so we have a higher tolerance for such ideas. Having said that, none of our services have yet gone on to actually use Twitter or any techie stuff beyond PowerPoint and the occasional video; in any case, ultimately, the main beef that Jonathan and I (and a number of our friends) had with the original anti-Twitter article was its fallacious argument.
Greater than the sum of all this Twitter-in-worship stuff is the question, “What is worship?” It is an issue that not only deserves, but demands your immediate attention.
More amusing than any of this Twitter-in-worship debate is the video, “Twitter In Plain English“. Enjoy.