I’ve Been Rebuked for Using My iPhone Bible!
Uber blogger Tim Challies suggests that my using my iPhone Bible while listening to a sermon is not really a good idea and may have a detrimental effect on my actually deepening my understanding of and dexterity in using my Bible.
I confess, I like using the Bible on my phone (I’ve done it for many years) while listening to a sermon. It is easier for me to take notes. I also use Bible software while studying and preparing for sermons. Most of my intake of Scripture is with a physical copy of the Scriptures.
I do think there is something to be gained by using a physical rather than electronic Bible in regular reading, studying and teaching of Scripture. But times and people seem to be changing in the way they take in information. The electronic world seems to be utilized more and more. A good friend of mine does all of his devotional reading with his computer and even sends out his devotionals electronically to a e-mail subscription group. He has done it for many years and does not seem to be any the worse for it. I wish I had his discipline and depth of devotion.
Give Challies’ article a read and let me know what you think. Do you do much reading online or through a PDA, smart phone, Kindle, etc.?