I remember back in the day I used my huge leather backed Bible with two ribbons for my daily Scripture reading. Today, I am all about the digital. I have three separate devices I use for reading the Bible and other books. What I love about using my electronic books or e-books for short is I can pick where I left off no matter what device I have in my hand. I used my Kindle when I am at home, my iPad at the gym or at Starbucks, and my phone when I am out and about.
Some people have told me they cannot pass up the feeling of having a book in their hands. I understand that. It is different when you are reading from a computer screen verses a real book. However, my Kindle’s screen is designed to act very similar to paper.
As Christians we often confuse style and substance. I find this especially true in worship styles. Often people will say a church is “liberal” because of the style of music they use. Some will even say a church lacks substance if they have a particular type of preaching, or a preacher who uses Power Point. In my opinion, this is merely a style choice. I have some great friends who prefer a more traditional worship service. Myself on the other hand, I prefer a more contemporary service. It’s just my style.
I remember having a conversation with friend a few months ago about what we preferred in terms of a worship service. I mention how I knew of a church that wanted to have a Reggie style worship service. One of my friends said they could never go to that type of service, and I understand. Some people worship God with different styles of music and expression. At the end of the day, we are all worshiping the same God. Psalm 29:1-2 sums up Who our focus should be in worship:
Ascribe to Yahweh, you heavenly beings,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to Yahweh the glory due His name;
in the splendor of His holiness.