The literal truth to this question is certainly magnification. From a tiny computer chip, the Scripture races through a beam of light and hits a gigantic screen or screens on any given Sunday of many churches throughout the land. But I wonder. Is the quest to have everyone visually see the words of God before them, in fact, minimalizing the affect the Bible's importance in their lives?
It's such a little thing, you might say. What difference does it make--on the screen or from a Bible in their laps?
Bill the CycleGuy offered this comment in the stream of thought on this subject: "I always thought that having Scripture on the screen was like eating off someone else's plate." [Added 8/1/08]
Maybe it makes no difference at all to some folks. Surely not to me. I have my Bible with me, too; I still refer to it as the Word is magnified in gigantic letters above the pastor's shoulders. But I wonder...have you noticed folks don't carry Bibles as much anymore? Do you miss the fluttering of pages in the pews as people search to find the passage the pastor is reading. I wonder if this is good thing. I wonder if in emphasizing convenience, does it de-emphasize the need to read from the Book itself? What do you think? selahV