Since the advent of the Internet, people have replaced it with many things.
Used to read the paper? Scroll a website. Ever gone out to get something to eat, or even use a phone? Pull up the website. Shopping much? Find a website. And then there’s too tired for going to church? Surf a sermon via website.
Countless churches that can afford the technology streamcast messages. Why? It’s sure not for the people who need an extra jolt of inspiration on a Tuesday afternoon. It’s for those who can’t roll out of bed on Sunday morning. Guilt-free viewing.
So, when I saw this study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology about the correlation between the rise of the Internet and the decline, I wasn’t surprised. Just sad…