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Twitter and Worship

As the popularity of Twitter explodes, people are using it everywhere — including during worship, often with the encouragement of their pastors.

While Twitter is cool (you can follow me here) when used correctly, that doesn’t include during worship. I can’t explain it any better than Josh Harris did, with agreement and expansion from John Piper. From Piper:

… we think you should use Twitter before and after corporate worship to say what you take in and take out. But when you are in corporate worship, Worship! There is a difference between communion with God and commenting on communion with God.

Don’t tweet while having sex. Don’t tweet while praying with the dying. Don’t tweet when your wife is telling you about the kids. There’s a season for everything. Multitasking only makes sense when none of the tasks requires heart-engaged, loving attention.

… let’s pursue God with all our might and focus during corporate worship. Then tell the world what God did. If it’s God’s power, it can wait an hour.

Amen.

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