Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Techno Bible

I was sitting in the back row with a bunch of our awesome youth Sunday in church.

The Pastor told us to turn into our Bibles...

This is what I saw when I looked down the aisle... (& yes, that's mine as well on my leg)

Its not like the Bibles of the old days, where you hear pages turn... but you see people with little contraptions in their hands... smart phones, ipods, ipads... the Bible of today.

I have to say, I love my paper Bible - just as I love REAL books.  I havent made the switch to a "reader" yet - though I am drooling over Kindles & may put it on my wish list this year.

But one of the girls in the youth group showed me how to download it on my ipod & it was free - so I gave it a go.

I have to say, I was impressed.  With just a touch of a button, I can find my book - then my chapter - then my verse.  And then with just another touch, I can change my version.  I can also highlight & save & "write" notes to save for anything that strikes me.  All on this little handy dandy ipod.

What a world we live in...

Believe me - I still tote around my Bible.  I've got too many notes in it - parts of me... I'll always keep it - but how handy to know I always have the Bible near me when I want to look something up.

How about you?  You use a Bible app?  Do you see that same thing in your church?  The kids holding their "Bibles" in their pocket?  Hey - there's worse apps they could have on their phones - right?


  1. My phone is almost five years old. It takes and makes calls.

    However, my pastor teaches using and iPad...

  2. I think they were all reading your blog.

  3. My Mom's hubby takes his ipad to church, he has his bible downloaded on there. And have you noticed alot of Pastors are doing that too???

  4. I have an i-pod Touch and yes I use the YouVersion Bible on mine. I love it. It's so handy.

  5. OK, I just cracked up at Mark's comment. Too funny.

    I'm Lutheran, and around these here parts, the bible does not accompany the church goer (at least, not that I've seen or experienced). I don't know why that is.

    Maybe it's because the bulletin has the scriptures on it? No clue.

  6. My pastor will day, "Please turn in your Bible/phone/kindle/ipad or your medium of choice to..." It cracks me up everytime.

    I am a creature of habit and take my big old bible with me. Preachers daughter habit that hasn't been broken yet.

  7. Our school principal uses his Bible app during weekly chapels, but like Rebekah Jo, I'm still a paper page turner when it comes to my Bible, though I jumped on the Kindle train a year ago.

  8. I will never be able to get rid of my Bible. I've had a particular one since my senior year of high school, and I carry it faithfully to church each time I go. Technology can never outdo the years of notes and memories I have with this Bible.

  9. This made me giggle. In church on Sunday our Pastor made a joke about how from up front looking into the congragation he could see teenagers using their phones. He cracked a joke about how he felt uneasy about the use of facebook during service..then said if you are atleast check in :) But then at the end of service the one teenager in particular walked up to him and he ALMOST said something but he said he was stopped and she asked "Pastor Shawn what was that last verse you gave us I missed it and I wanted to highlight it on my Bible app" God is good and he is reaching ut on all levels....including in our technology!


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