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Well, That Settles It, I'm Changing My Sermon . . .

FCC commissioner Jonathan S. Adelstein is asking churches to help inform their congregations about the up coming switch in TV broadcasts from analog to digital.  Not only did these knuckleheads switch the date of the transition after all those stupid public service ads--originally scheduled for Feb. 17 to June 12--they did so because Congress wanted more money in the "spendulous bill" for additional converter boxes.  Click here: L.A. ministers asked to spread the word about digital TV - Los Angeles Times

Now, how am I going to fit--"did you know that your TV won't be able to pick up digital programming if use don't have cable or get a converter box?"--into a sermon on 1 John 4:1-6?

Interesting how government bureaucrats see the church as some sort of community center.  I wonder how the FCC commissioner ever got that idea?

Reader Comments (11)

There's more behind the DTV delay than meets the eye. It seems that a cronie of Obama's, one that has been appointed to his transition team, is an exec with Clearwire, a wireless Internet provider who is struggling to get their 4th generation software up to par so they can compete against providers like Verizon. These 4G Internet providers will be using the frequencies in the VHF low-band (ch. 2-7) vacated during the DTV conversion. Since Clearwire needs more time, delaying the conversion date staves off competitors like Verizon.


If all of this is true, and I can't see any reason why it would not be, the apple in Chicago doesn't fall too far from the tree in DC. Call it what you want, but a certain Illinois governor was recently carried out of town on a rail for very similar P-T-P tactics. I'm glad that all of this falls into the KoL....
February 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge
Why not? Pulpits around here get used for financial advice, relationship advice, political name it. Truly disturbing but not surprising. Whatever happened to we preachers having to give an account for our use (or abuse) of the sacred desk?
February 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPB
"a cronie of Obama's, one that has been appointed to his transition team,"

I read that first as "<i>annointed</i> to his transition team" -- ah dislexica!
February 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
I don't know whether to laugh or shake my head at this.
February 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew Meredith
I still think Kim could find a way to work in the digital/analog transition into a sermon on 1 John 4 on the admonition to distinguish between spirits and to use the ineffectiveness of an analog receiver to read digital signals as a metaphor for the inability of those who are not spiritually reborn to distinguish between spirits. How about that Kim-its cutting edge, real, topical and happening, its a message people could use!

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterreg
Or use Hebrews and talk of the superiority of the new digital technolgy over the old analog, a type and shadow of what was to come.
February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCharles S
Tell them that the analogia fidei is being switched to the digitalia fidei.
February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarv
This digital conversion seems to be taking a long time to get it done. Of course, Washington is involved so why should it go smoothly. Until recently the aids for the conversion was not correctly explaining who needs one. I am so glad that Pastor Kim well not be including any of this mess in Sunday's Sermon on 1 John 4:1-6.

Though I thought reg had a funny idea on how to fit it in.
February 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertiminator
I was thinking Kim could use the convertor box as an evangelism gimmick-to go out into the community and make many converts of the community. Then from all the new titles coming into the church as a result of new converts you can buy convertor boxes for the needy as a further witness. Wow I cant believe Iam writing this.
February 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMike
Save it for your sermon on 1 John 5:21...
February 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChris
Yeah, the timing is suspicious. Like the delay between Sinai and the Calvary switch over. Somebody benefitted from that - must have been the Jews - Rev. Jeremiah Wright
June 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDennis

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