Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Hearing God's call takes on new meaning

Cell phones - the latest in spiritual connections

The new generation of phones has attracted media-savvy ministries. The 21st century now boasts "sanctuaries on the go." The Washington Post has the story.


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4 comments:

Tubby said...

The Washington Post article had some interesting points about Christian ministries and their cell phone use. The following was my "favorite":

"A lot of people have a hard time sitting down and reading the Bible because their attention span is short, so this might be better for them"

I don't have a cell phone and have never used one. If I had one I would be afraid of getting a message like this:

"Hello, this is Jesus. Get off your
butt and do something with the rest of your life. Have a nice day."

Deb S. said...

Tubby: LOL!! You've given me the biggest laugh of my day. Thank you for that.

Ian Lidster said...

I couldn't agree more with tubby's comment. I dunno, Deb, but I find the whole thing kind of creepy. I find cellphones creepy when I look at the obsessive throngs wandering around with those things stuck in their ear. I have a cellphone. I use it as a 'phone', which is rarely because I hate phones in general. They usually mean either work or bad news. I also keep it in the car for highway emergencies. I cannot fathom anybody wanting one for any other reasons. Hmm, I guess it must be a generational thing. That's even creepier.

Your friend,
Ian

Deb S. said...

One more note to Tubby: I believe God has a sense of humor, and He definitely shared it with you. :-)

Ian: I giggled when I read the term "obsessive throngs." Yes, we have LOTS of those!

I use my cell phone as a phone, also. I'm not interested in getting my inspiration from a cell phone, but it may work for some people.

Also, my eye caught that quote that Tubby mentioned about short attenion spans. I could give my own opinion on that, but I think I'd better not. I'd have to quote scripture. :-)

About phones in general: Ian, you and I are so much alike in this area! I, too, hate phones. I'm sure some of it has to do with the fact that I've worked on assignment desks/city desks, where the phones never stop ringing!

I've driven my kids nuts at home because I don't have a problem with letting a call go to voicemail or the answering machine. Teengagers, on the other hand, LIVE for phones!