The emergence of computer tablet technology offers an alternative to the printed text for sermon delivery. Preacher and blogger, Brandon Hilgemann, distills the lessons he has learned into practical tips. Some of them seem obvious, such as silencing the automatic notification feature during worship, and disabling the auto-lock that causes the screen to go blank after a set amount of time. Others are more subtle, such as avoiding calling attention to the device, and carrying an actual Bible whether or not one plans to read from it. One commandment is based on the time he left his device briefly unattended. He asserts, “just because you’re in church doesn’t mean that someone won’t give in to the temptation to steal an easy target.” Readers can share their tips through the website’s comment feature. This article is for preachers who use or are considering computer technology for sermon delivery.
Reviewed by Marie F. Fleming