Have you ever listened to a sermon via a podcast? Would you?
Podcasts, or downloadable audio and video recordings, are growing in popularity. Podcasts are easy to produce and can have a huge impact. Many churches are recording sermons and making them available for download. Christian artists, bloggers, and writers recognize the potential to reach more people via podcasts.
If podcasts can help reach a bigger audience with the love of Jesus then let’s do it! Right?
Well, maybe. Podcasts are primarily an individual experience. We listen to them in our cars, on our computers, at the gym. But once the recording is done, we cannot interact with the speaker (or Pastor) and ask real time questions. Most of the time, this may be fine. I would guess that most Sundays we don’t go up to the Pastor with a follow-up question on the sermon. Yet, are we missing out on something by not being physically in a community as we absorb a message?
What do you like, or dislike, about podcasts? Have you downloaded a sermon before? I’d love to hear about your experience!