21 April 2007 ~ 3 Comments

Blogging: Upping The Ante

***WARNING/DISCLAIMER:  You’ll notice that I catgorized this post under humor.  After talking with several people, I discovered that the story isn’t quite outlandish enough to realize that it’s satire.  It’s a joke.  Now, read and laugh a little.

Blogging.  A place to be authentic and share my life with you.  Here’s the next step.  All you pastors out there, here we go!
[HT: Lark News]

Pastors go live 24/7 on Internet

LEWISTON, Maine — Recently, several
hundred members of Holy Trinity Church watched pastor Jeremy Woods eat breakfast,
work on his sermon and make a Starbucks run. Woods had just joined a growing group
of pastors who are broadcasting their lives 24/7 on the Internet.

    "When I first heard of going live I thought, ‘This is
the future of pastoring but I’m not sure I like it,’" Woods says. But after
a month he says he "totally digs it."

    "It’s the next step beyond blogging or even live blogging,"
he says. "It’s about sharing life."

    The trend is believed to have started in 2004 when Rick Givens
of New York’s West Side Church decided to make himself "more accountable
and accessible" by webcasting every waking moment live. But his pioneering
effort has forced other pastors into awkward decisions. Donald Taylor, 37, of
Nebraska didn’t want to go live, but relented because of pressure from his board.
He hated his first week.

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