Sunday, October 23, 2011
Book 11 of 2011 -- The Spectacle of Worship in a Wired World
However, this book was in an area that I have been wanting to look at and so I picked it up. (well that and over the intervening 9 years I had forgotten my reaction to hearing him speak)
It had some valid points. But on the whole I did not find it compelling. At the end of the book he describes what he calls a worship service. But to be honest I read a description of a production/performance -- not a worship service.
Worship is, and always has, at least partly spectacle. And there is a need for those of us in the church to explore what role the electronic culture of TV, Rock music, Dance, Social Media etc can play in our public worship. But Sample seems to go more into embracing it wholeheartedly than I am comfortable with.