Synopses & Reviews
Increasing numbers of churches today use high-tech tools such as videos and PowerPoint presentations in their worship services. But without wisdom, those tools can turn their services more into entertainment than worship. How can churches use technology to communicate meaning instead of seducing people with special effects? How can technology be adopted to help people connect with God and each other to foster authentic worship?
High-Tech Worship? takes a careful look at these issues, giving readers practical guidance on how they can best use the gift of technology in their churches. Both clergy and lay leaders will benefit from its creative suggestions as they seek to integrate technology wisely into their worship services.
Written by nationally known communications expert Quentin J. Schultze, High-Tech Worship? addresses an important yet often overlooked issue that affects the quality of worship in every church.
How should you use the power of technology in your church? Will you be glorifying God, or distracting your congregation? How can your church use technology wisely to communicate meaning and help people connect with God and each other? High-Tech Worship? takes a thoughtful look at these issues and more, giving practical guidance on how to best use the gift of technology in your church. Learn when to adopt, reject, or adapt technologies to help worshipers encounter God in fresh and meaningful ways. Quentin J. Schultze (Ph.D., University of Illinois) is a nationally known communications expert whose many books include Habits of the High-Tech Heart. He serves as professor of communication arts and sciences at Calvin College. "Quentin Schultze treats worship with reverence and technology with respect. His careful and attentive writing on these juxtaposed concerns is required reading for all of us who lead congregations in worshiping God these days. Essential and much needed wisdom."-Eugene H. Peterson, author of The Message "Schultze manages to cut a path between rejection of technology on the one hand and excessive use on the other. His advice is both a corrective and a guideline for technology users."-Robert E. Webber, Myers Professor of Ministry, Northern Seminary "Church leaders need to hear Schultze's call for balance and wisdom in the use of presentation technologies in worship. I applaud Schultze's clear encouragement for liturgical wisdom."-Eileen D. Crowley, author of Liturgical Art for a Media Culture