J. Mark Bertrand posted a blog article called “iPads in the Pulpit.” I have preached several times from my tablet and thought it worked great. The only problem I’ve ever had was the first time I tried it when I left my iPad on the roof of my car on the way to church. Easy come, easy go, I suppose.
Mr. Bertrand brings up the point that replacing bound Bibles with e-versions carries a host of temptations not the least of which is the temptation to play Sudoku during the sermon. It may say more about me than you guys, but I have to admit that I get distracted when I’m preaching and see people playing with their phones. What are they doing? Facebook? Twitter? Bible?
Though I suppose it’s no more distracting than when Katie and I pass pictures of stick figure birds back-and-forth.
But electronic tablets look like they’re here to stay, so we just need to be aware of the temptations that come along with them.
And please check your roof for valuables before driving.