High-Tech Worship?: Using Presentational Technologies Wisely [NOOK Book]

Overview

Increasing numbers of churches today use high-tech tools such as videos and PowerPoint presentations in their worship services. But without wisdom, those tools can turn their services more into entertainment than worship. How can churches use technology to communicate meaning instead of seducing people with special effects? How can technology be adopted to help people connect with God and each other to foster authentic worship?
High-Tech Worship? takes a careful look at these ...
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High-Tech Worship?: Using Presentational Technologies Wisely

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Overview

Increasing numbers of churches today use high-tech tools such as videos and PowerPoint presentations in their worship services. But without wisdom, those tools can turn their services more into entertainment than worship. How can churches use technology to communicate meaning instead of seducing people with special effects? How can technology be adopted to help people connect with God and each other to foster authentic worship?
High-Tech Worship? takes a careful look at these issues, giving readers practical guidance on how they can best use the gift of technology in their churches. Both clergy and lay leaders will benefit from its creative suggestions as they seek to integrate technology wisely into their worship services.
Written by nationally known communications expert Quentin J. Schultze, High-Tech Worship? addresses an important yet often overlooked issue that affects the quality of worship in every church.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585584604
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 845,026
  • File size: 512 KB

Meet the Author

Quentin J. Schultze (Ph.D., University of Illinois) has authored or coauthored several previous books, including Internet for Christians and Habits of the High-Tech Heart, and hundreds of articles on media topics. He serves as professor of communication arts and sciences at Calvin College.
Quentin Schultze (PhD, University of Illinois) holds the Arthur H. DeKruyter Chair in Faith and Communication and is the director of the Calvin Workshops in Communication at Calvin College. He is the author of many books, including Habits of the High-Tech Heart, Communicating for Life, and Here I Am.
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Table of Contents

Helpful Lists 9
Acknowledgments 10
Introduction 12
1 Our Confusion 15
2 Understanding Worship 25
3 Corporate Worship and Technology 41
4 Avoiding Quick-Fix Techniques 51
5 Fitting Technology into Worship 63
6 Technological Stewardship 77
7 Virtuous Authority 87
8 Moving Forward Wisely 97
App A Snapshot of Technology in Churches 105
Notes 107
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