Fresh ways of sharing the Truth

A recent commentary by church consultant Tom Ehrich dwelt on the fact that as Web-centered behavior becomes the new normal, even the routines of Sunday worship have changed (“Connecting online and in person,” Religion News Service, July 30, 2013).

Ehrich pointed out that every Sunday morning about 600,000 people a minute access Bible verses online, having discovered they can “seek God at whatever time or place the urge strikes.” 

Ehrich wrote that people are relating by words, not genders, ages, or socioeconomic circumstance, and in their quest for faith, they are gravitating toward whatever venue offers “depth, authenticity, and meaning.” This means that local church congregations are needing to “do more than [just] open their doors on Sunday,” he added, and online venues are required to do more than just host clever videos.

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