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."