Posted by Stan Rodda
Let’s all be honest with ourselves and confess that we are now living in a technological world. Almost everything is done through either a computer or electronic advice. There is probably little argument that atop the list of modern day gadgets sits the iPhone. Download an app (application) for nearly anything you can possibly imagine. Use your iPhone (or other smart phones) to look up recipes for dinner, download music lessons, stay connected to friends and family through facebook or twitter applications. Grab the app that shows you step-by-step how to make your own espresso at home. And there are thousands more; everything from home design to catching your favorite teams score.
Now, step into a “typical” church. Sit down in “your” pew (no cafe or Starbucks here). Listen as someone tells you to pick up a book from the shelf in front of you called a him, hem or hymn book. You’re not sure which it is but you do as you’re told. Turn to page number 264. Turn a page? You have to be kidding me. Is there an app for this thing? Now listen as the man in the front begins to preach a sermon. He says some things that you aren’t too sure about. You would really like to ask some questions, but judging from the looks and demeanor of those around you, it is either really a bad time to interrupt with your question or that just isn’t accepted here. When the service is over, one in which there was no Starbucks or app for the hymns you just sang, you head to the church library looking for something that might be helpful in your search for answers. Blow the dust off of an old commentary set or get lost in a book that is full of symbols. It’s all Greek to you though. Again, there’s no app for this. There’s no current, modern or up-to-date way to get the information you want.
Better yet, there doesn’t seem to be a way to get the info your soul craves.
What your soul needs.
So you give up looking there.
Perhaps, you give up searching entirely.
What if there was an easier way? What if there was a way to get the Bible out into the hands of millions of spiritually hungry people in a way they can understand? In a way that is modern, quick and yes, even cool. Can the Bible be cool? Is that possible? Or is that some form of heresy that must be rejected?
There is a great new resource available to people who are interested in searching the Bible in a whole new way. It is called Glo Bible. It is an entirely new way to explore the Bible and find the answers you are looking for. I included a short video that briefly introduces this great new product. If you like what you see, head over to their website and buy it for yourself. I promise, you won’t be disappointed. Maybe, just maybe, the church has found a way to get the Bible into the hands of people in a 21st Century way.