Pastoring via Hologram?

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  1. Jerome

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    Baptist pastor excitedly blogs about new technology that will make satellite-church life more "personal":
     
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    I guess I'm getting old. That's just creepy to me.


    But just think what the Antichrist could do with that.
     
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    are there not enough preachers anymore that we need holographic preachers?
     
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    Maybe it's so the real preacher can stay home and catch a few more :sleep:.


    :laugh:
     
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    There's a HUGE conversation that needs to happen about this that isn't happening.

    I'm convinced that the move towards video led multi-site, and now this, is not healthy or sustainable for the Church. But the leaders in this area are justifying their actions by numbers and momentum around their ministries.

    It is a dangerous road and nobody wants to reasonably engage about the theological and practical implications here. It is troubling how quickly people with a more traditional view are getting shut down and pushed out of the conversation.
     
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    I like that idea. It cut the cost of pastor's salaries if you use the same pastor's hologram in several different locations. Lets take it a step further. Have the entire congregation stay at home and we'll hologram in all the other church members. That will save building costs. You could have all members hologramed into your house and have a worship service, preaching, even alter calls with out leaving home. Since most churches use pay pal no need to send the offering plate around. Though this does cause some difficulty for the communion service but that only happens once in a quarter for most churches.
     
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    How do you interact with a hologram? Can you ask it questions or get counseled by it? :laugh:
     
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    Food replicators...or you can just snail mail a communion kit to each family sitting at home and watching the hologrammed pastor on their 3D LCD tv that cost more than a church in India to buy...

    My friends who are pastors in Africa all laugh at me when I asked them about this.
     
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    The real question is...how much is it going to cost to build an R2-D2 to deliver it? :)
     
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    Unfortunately, that seems to be a recurring theme over the last 30 years in the church growth movement.
     
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    This is just stupid...all these large churches are too impersonal to begin with. Now they want to take impersonal to an entirely different level! We should be looking for ways to reduce church size and have more Bible believing churches, not less. Any church over 300 or so should be planting a new church, with a new pastor.
     
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    300 is the magic number for planting new churches?
     
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    Just my opinion...I don't believe it is a "magic" number or anything Biblical. I just personally believe that once you get over 300 or so, a pastor isn't able to give personal attention to each of his flock. In churches that run over 300, you find that the Pastor doesn't know everyone by name and they have additional pastors to help with the load. I just believe that the pastor of a church should be able to personally minister to each of the flock.
     
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    Not a bad opinion at all. :thumbs:
     
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    :laugh: prehaps your right
     
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    I like this comment on the article:
    I am all for using what we have to reach people.
    That includes technology.

    NOW.. that being said, it does seem impersonal, and doesn't appeal to me in my current situation.
    The question also arises about the better use of money. Can a church justify spending a lot of money just so an image of the pastor can look good?

    HEY... Just thought of somethin! I wonder if it can "slim" down the pastor? LOL
     
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    Think of what it could do for missions!:smilewinkgrin:
     
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    I would rather have a transporter!.. NOW that would help missions!

    Beam me to Bolivia!
     
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    I understand your sentiment. Our church handles this by having more than one pastor. Every member is personally ministered to.
     
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    One can't pastor through a hologram, since pastoring is incarnational.

    One can be a preacher through a hologram, but that's very different than pastoring.

    In my opinion, there are too many superstar preachers (superstars in their own minds) who think that the power and presence of the Holy Spirit is somehow exclusively tied to their own personalities instead of available to all who seek God.
     

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