The Wii is pretty much the official gimme-gift of Christmas this year. It’s selling like heroin on Craigslist and everyone wants one. And the i-pod is, well, it’s the superfluous technology that Steve Jobs managed to convince everyone that they need.
It made me think about how I approach church. Do I go to church with an I-Church mentality? Do I walk into a building and think of it as a convenient technology that allows me to listen to what I want, when I want? It’s easy to tune-in when they’re playing a song I like and then tune out when it’s a boring podcast. And it’s so tempting to shuffle between churches til I find something I like. When I sit in my comfortable chair do I put headphones in my ears that tell everyone else I’m only there for the sermon?
Or do I think of it as we-church? We are the body. Do I have the courage to go wireless. To UNplug. To participate instead of absorb entertainment. I want to be a part of something bigger than myself.