The Changing and the Unchanging
“The times they are a-changin’” sang Bob Dylan. I recently did my first Podcast. I had only heard about such, but never participated in one. I learned that a podcast is “a program made available in digital format for download over the Internet.” This wasn’t my Podcast. I was interviewed on the Podcast of a friend. I was briefly intrigued, but then remembered that I am a low-tech guy, living in a high-tech world. So, I guess, I’ll stick with what I understand. I do like the idea of people being able to listen or watch a Podcast at their leisure. Seems a lot of things are done these days at leisure. Due to the quarantine of Covid, churches began live streaming their services, then placing the video on the church web site so members and others could “worship” at their leisure. I accepted an Interim Pastorate where my first seven sermons were preached to an I-Pad. I assumed someone was “out there.” I did a few guest lectures at my Seminary, where the majority of students were somewhere other than the classroom, or so I was told. I once taught a course at my Seminary entitled, “The Use of Media in Evangelism.” Now that I think about it, none of the methods taught in that course are relevant today. I take great comfort in the fact that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8), even if little else is.