The Daily Post: People are too dependent on technology: agree or disagree?‏

23 10 2011

This morning at church I had my first go at doing the projector. This was a little more complicated than the last church I did this regularly in, including recording the sermon, uploading it to the web and burning CDs but seemed pretty doable! As it happens, this was meant to be a pretty straightforward service, but between one of the songs being wrong, a guitar string breaking, one microphone not working and problems with the computer picking up sound for the recording, it was a little hectic.

A couple of years ago I was at a Christian holiday thing, and the 20-30s venue was in a marquee. One night, the power just wasn’t working, so for one night, and one night only, we experienced life with no technology! It was beautiful. Three people dispersed themselves throughout the group with acoustic guitars, and we just sang songs of worship that we all knew, it was incredible.

Now don’t get me wrong, technology has so so many advantages, but yes, we do get dependent on it. Sometimes it’s good to have everything fall apart to remind us that we can live without it! Those problems this morning didn’t stop us worshipping!