Feature: Mind, Body, Soul

Increasingly, Church-goers Clicking, Swiping, and Praying

Author: Steve Woods
Published: July 28, 2013 at 8:18 am

Have you noticed a bit more clicks and swipes among the pews these Sunday mornings? Although in the past it might've meant a squirmy kid was being entertained, increasingly the lit-up screens are because teens and adults are connecting with their Bible apps.

New York Times' Bits blog, a Technorati Top 100 Overall listing, highlights the growing trend of church-goers to leave their heavy paper Bibles at home and bring along their favorite tablet or smartphone, laden with all the scripture they need to get through the day.

In the article The Bible Gets an Upgrade Bits blog writer Amy O'Leary details the success of the Bible app YouVersion, which coupled with its customizable reading plan, has logged over 60 billion minutes of devotional Bible reading. Wow.

As you can see from the image above, iPads are already making inroads with musicians who hold a tune within a church's hallowed walls.

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So, are you comfortable with a tablet being used in your local church instead of a Bible, or are you a traditionalist and want to keep it old-school between the pews?

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