It is obvious that somebody has been drinking a bit too much of their own communion wine. The use of technology in church gatherings and to bring the message of Jesus Christ to the world around us can be a wonderful and effective use of the tools of the world. But to tweet communion is going too far.
One of the big factors in the Christian church is its community aspect. The book of Hebrews warns against not getting involved in a local church. Not in an effort to be controlling or domineering. But for the sake of the individual believer, for the sake of the entire congregation, and for the sake of outreach to the world. Hebrews 10:24-25 states, “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”
I can understand missing occasional church gathering due to business trips and other events that can’t be helped. This is where online sermons are a blessing. But to purposely use technology to help people not attend the assembling together of the church is to go directly against the Bible. So when I read articles such as Church Minister to Tweet Holy Communion to the Faithful I can’t help by shake my head at a servant of God who hasn’t thought through his actions and wonder why those helping lead the church didn’t offer some checks and balances to this idea.