Take care how you help others listen : sermon listening in an age of distraction

Full Title
Take care how you help others listen : sermon listening in an age of distraction
Author
Sebastian Y Kim
Abstract
Preachers are expected to preach engaging sermons, whereas hearers are expected to be passive during preaching. One of the most pernicious challenges of listening to sermons is distraction due to smartphone addiction. The purpose of this study is to examine how adult congregants of a local church engage in sermons amid distractions. The study employed qualitative research methods with fourteen adult congregants using semi-structured interviews analyzed with the constant comparative method. The research explored neurological, psychological and spiritual issues induced by digital technology. This study concluded that the church should be intentional about making disciples by having meaningful conversations with congregants.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Bruce McRae
Language
English
Date
2017
Number of Pages
236
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