Wednesday, December 17, 2008

simulacra-kklesia (part 6): pay no attention to the man behind the curtain

This clip captures it (video screens in church) for me

Actually, we should pay no attention to the big image on the church screen!
Pay every attention to the real broken man who tried to project a big image.
He's not really a "very bad man,"...but it may not be a good thing to do.

The E-Bay Atheist, when visiting churches, couldn't help but notice that whenever a church projected the preacher's image on a screen, a congregation member watched him or her on the screen....even when he or she was out from behind the pulpit and standing inches of them; even talking to them!

"I believe certain technologies preclude incarnational ministry. And the reason I believe that is because God became embodied in Jesus. And embodiment means human physical touch; presence. And there are certain technologies that disembody us, like video."

-Shane Hipps

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