Don't know if you've noticed, but I've been preaching from an iPad the past couple weeks. And if so, you may be wondering why.
Well, the primary reason is because it's way cool.
I don't mean it makes me look cool. No device is that powerful. Plus I try my best to keep it from being obvious.
What I mean is, it's the coolest device I've seen for speaking notes. The size is great, I can just scroll down as I go, and if I want to change something between services, it's just a touch and a few taps away. No reprinting my notes then rubber banding them in the pages of my Bible. Or scrawling them in the margins and hoping I can read my handwriting later.
My only concern was, well, aren't you supposed to carry a Bible when you preach?
That one had me for awhile. But then I remembered I've been using electronic Bibles for almost all my reading for over a year. When I go into my reading room to spend private time with God each day, what I use is a smart phone or a Kindle or an iPad. I'm even journaling electronically now using the iPad and Evernote.
So, preaching from the iPad seemed like the logical next step.
But what do you think? Is preaching from an electronic device obvious or blasphemous?