Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Godcasting

You may have heard of podcasting, but what about "Godcasting"? A few weeks ago I posted an item about the success of Greg Laurie podcasting a recent Harvest Crusade. The trend has now moved across the pond as thousands of worshipers in England are downloading sermons to listen to on their iPods.

The Daily Telegraph out of London reported last Friday: . . .

While most people use their fashionable portable music players to download their favourite pop tunes from the internet, many are adding a spiritual element to their playlists.

The Rev Leonard Payne, the vicar of a remote parish in Suffolk, has been overwhelmed by the response after he posted some of his homilies on the Apple iTunes store last month.

"We were stunned. Within a short period of time, over 2,400 people had downloaded one of the sermons," he said yesterday. . . .

Nick Clarke, a spokesman for the diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, said: "This is another example of how the Church is embracing technology to keep its message relevant for a 21st century audience.

"It's about doing church differently for a diverse and obviously hungry audience."

1 Comments:

At Wednesday, August 10, 2005 8:38:00 AM, Anonymous Alexander Samuels said...

I think this is really an excellent tool for Christian study. Ligonier Ministries is now offering a 20 GB White iPod packed with 30 hours of Ligonier Ministries Resources. One of my favorite authors and the world’s leading Reformed theologian is now available on this digital audio player.

The 20 GB iPod features a virtual library of Dr. R.C. Sproul’s works in MP3 format, including The Holiness of God, Justification by Faith Alone, Worship, Knowing Scripture, Providence: God in Control, Predestination, The Dark Side of Islam, plus several special messages, interviews, and samples from other resources. They also offer a preloaded 4 GB Green iPod mini.

In addition, owners of an iPod from Ligonier Ministries will receive preferred pricing on hundreds of other MP3 files available at their online MP3 library. The cost of the 20 GB iPod is $299.00. Call us at 1 800-435-4343 for assistance. A resource consultant is available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST Monday through Friday. You can also go to: www.ligonier.org.

 

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