Tell Me it's a Joke. Please.
March 5, 2010 /
Then again, if you buy into a currently-popular, but aberrant, picture of what a preacher/teacher ought to be and do, perhaps there’s nothing all that wrong with this idea.
As for me, there’s not a ghost of a chance I’d preach that way…
A church in need of a satellite campus is more than likely large enough to split into two sister churches. A positive reason to split, for a change.
That said, I see this as a useful tool to have conferences in more places. You’d still need people on site to support, but the speakers could be had more cheaply than traditional travel and lodging expenses allow.
If we’re talking conferences, I’m fine. But not as a substitute for the live, flesh-and-blood pastor. Not in a million years.
Oh, I thought it was an ecclesiastical version of “Star Trek: Voyager”‘s holographic Doctor. People would be able to stand up mid-sermon and say “Computer. End sermon” and see the preacher disappear.
“Help me, Reverend Wan-Kenobi. You’re our only hope…” pffzzt.