This afternoon, two of our youngest church members brought me a cutting from the Daily Telegraph, sent from a Gran. The message was, I assume, to let the blogging vicar know about a tweeting colleague of his in Weston-super-Mare. Just ponder the use of media in that message delivery!
Makes me think about how long the gospel message should be. There are many off-the-peg sizes. Overnight sermon (see Paul in Acts), 40 minutes straight talk, 15 minutes with use of various media, a blog, or a tweet (140 characters), to name but a few.
Actually, 3 words is enough. Jesus is Lord. Says it all.
However, if you know Jesus as primarily a swear word, or he is a simply a character from half-remembered RE lessons, and Lord is someone from Downton Abbey or the Houses of Parliament, it just won’t do the trick. That person might need an Alpha Course, then it will all make amazing sense.
By reply, whether it be blog, tweet or post-it note!