Previously, I brought up a video for discussion. If you haven’t seen it, click here. In this video, Mark Driscoll gives his reasoning for why Mars Hill uses video feeds for services at their campus extensions. While he does a great job providing historical and theological support for his argument, he seems to lack an understanding of the nature of the medium itself.
Well, I just came across another voice in this whole debate. And while there are plenty of voices out there, this one kind of surprised me. In an interview for Christianity Today, Rob Bell actually chimed in on this issue. Click here for an excerpt of this interview from Leadership Journal.
It seems as if he actually has a better understanding of how video technology works. He said: “Video is not church. You put images and music on a screen, and people will listen. But it’s also dangerous. You’re playing with fire. I think video technology deserves to be scrutinized heavily.”
Now, whether or not you agree with him, you have to admit that this is actually a better analysis of the medium than what Driscoll says. This is not necessarily what I expected from the “NOOMA Guy” What are your reactions?