Electronic Preaching

Electronic Preaching

Taking Advantage of Technology

Stan Cox

With this issue of Watchman Magazine, we begin a new feature intended to help Christians (especially preachers) to both utilize the tremendous opportunities that technology supplies in preaching the gospel of Christ, and avoid the pitfalls that are associated with the same.

Consider the following positive aspects of Technology:

Consider the following negative aspects of Technology:

I do not claim to be an expert on all things electronic. I do utilize the computer extensively in my work, utilize a data projector in my preaching, publish web sites, publish bulletins, and am familiar with many of the current tools that Christians can use to further the Lord's work. In months to come, either I or others who are similarly qualified will present lessons explaining those tools, as well as the common ethical and moral dilemmas that present day technology supplies.

Some General Suggestions

While we will talk in more specific terms in succeeding months, here are a few general and assorted suggestions to consider when examining the place that technology has in our lives and in our preaching. These are given in no particular order of significance.

We could go on and on with these suggestions and observations, but perhaps these will suffice to supply incentive to return monthly to this column. Remember, the technology that exists today is neither intrinsically good, nor bad. It is what we make of it. With careful consideration, and application of scriptural principles, it can assist us in doing the Lord's work in such a way as to be pleasing to Him.

e-mail this author at stancox@watchmanmag.com

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