Video Killed the Preaching Star

Today I shadowed a principle at one of the city schools in my area, viewing the various learning platforms within each classroom.  One of the classrooms that was most interesting to me was their “Gateway to Technology” classroom seen here:


One of the surprising alterations that the teacher made in his curriculum this year was to remove the use of PowerPoint from all middle school presentations.  He went on to say that for now on, all presentations by the students have to be narrated movies, using the provided video software on their computers.

When I asked him why he made this change he simply said, “It’s the future of ‘normal communication,’ so we have to prepare them for the real world.”

Another reminder that tomorrow’s preachers are not those that combine hermeneutics and homiletics, but hermeneutics and filmmaking.

Will the church be ready to communicate in tomorrow’s “real world?”


~ by Dave Smith on November 5, 2009.

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