Monday, July 23, 2007

Is Louie Giglio really speaking at Access Church?

A week ago I posted an announcement that Louie Giglio would be speaking at Access Church, and it got a lot of interest. Seems that my title was confusing to some. For that I heartily apologize, and I changed the title for that entry. Let me assure you that my intentions were honorable.

Perhaps video church has become so natural to me that I've lost perspective. You see, in my mind Louie Giglio really is speaking at Access Church in August, just like Andy Stanley has really been speaking at Access Church for the past five months. Honestly, I'd rather watch either one of these in a video environment than experience most any other speaker (including myself) live.

So, it's gotten me thinking (and I need your help on this one)... What does it matter? Really, how would church be different for you or me if Louie Giglio or Andy Stanley spoke in person versus on video?

I want your comments on this one. But first, before you do, read this and this to get my perspective on video preaching.

Jump in!



Blogger Rich Barrett said...

Really, no comments? C'mon!

July 24, 2007 2:33:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Ben Habeck said...

I think that there is some sort of comfort in knowing the person is in the room. Maybe it makes it a bit more "real" and personable when the speaker is actually in front of us. For some reason, it makes us more apt to trust the speaker because I feel like he is talking TO me because he is right in front of me. When the speaker is on video, perhaps it causes us to feel like we are in the movie theater, watching something that isn't real? AND, at the end of the day, we aren't able to get Louie's autograph when he is speaking on video. I say that sarcastically because I highly doubt that if you went to a Passion event you would get the opportunity to talk with Louie!

Regardless, I say all this partly as the devil's advocate that I am, but also as someone who has had to answer this question to himself over and over again. Especially when deciding to take this job.

July 25, 2007 6:37:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Darin peckham said...

I actually really prefer the video sermons because I have sat through many live sermons that for one reason or another seemed to come up short of my expectations. With the video sermons I know it has been watched, reviewed, and proven to be worth viewing again and again and shared with other people. Making it a little easier for me to get excited about another sermon.

August 21, 2007 11:27:00 PM EDT  

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