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Technology is speeding up at record pace…are our churches keeping up with what’s on track for the future?     

The latest and greatest thing coming to a church near you, a Hologram pastor!     

A hologram is a three-dimensional representation in photographic form, recorded on film by a reflected laser beam of a subject illuminated by part of the same laser beam…so basically a virtual pastor.     

Image by ‘lenara’ from the Flickr Creative Commons

 

The multi-campus church is making great use of video technology while projecting a real-time video onto a big screen of their pastor sharing God’s Word. This seems to be common practice these days.     

But what about a hologram pastor? Tony Morgan recently demonstrated this new phenomenon by projecting a hologram up on the platform with him while he was preaching.     

Is this too much Star Trek, Sci-Fi “Beam Me Up, Scotty” weirdness or is it viable tool to help the church be current and relevant with the culture and possibly reach more young adults that are reportedly shying so far from the church these days.     

The Christian Post recently published an article on this fast forward technology, Hologram Preachers Slated to Appear in Churches – it’s a pretty interesting read.       

I’m still not sure if I think it’s really cool or just really creepy!     

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It’s time for church and I have my phone in hand, ready to worship.

I remember when I actually had to carry a book into church to read the scripture…now I just take out my phone and use the online YouVersion of the Bible.  I take the notes on my phone and go back and forth from the web to a Word Document to take the notes…love it!

Does your church have Text Appeal? Many churches are starting to use texting technology to communicate with their congregations on announcements, prayer requests, etc. for very little money. People keep their mobile phones close so the word can get into their hands in an instant.

Christian churches nationwide are using text messaging to engage and communicate with their congregations through text to screen technology. Read more: Churches use SMS to engage congregations nationwide

So next time you walk into church don’t put that phone in your pocket…put it good use!

Technology, gotta love it.

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