I know this seems to be a silly question for a pastor to ask, but...
Our world of fast paced marketing seems to have entered into the arena of the sacred. Professional marketing campaigns, cool graphics, coordinating worship sets with the mood of the day, not to mention blogging, facebooking, and tweeting, are all part of the standardized package. And I have to admit, I love working with all that stuff. Trying to get just the right feel in just the right system so the Gospel can be more readily received.
I wrestle with knowing where the focus really lies. I want to say it is on the Gospel. Everything we do points to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, "for it is the power of God unto salvation." And I believe it is. Or am I cloaking the Gospel in fancy wrapping paper making it more palatable, more desirable?
Obviously Jesus did not make the Gospel easy, "Unless you eat my flesh and drink my blood..."
While at the same time He spoke the language of the people, went to where they were at, and he used the things around Him to enhance the message.
Balance, it is all about balance and focus. The Gospel must be the center, the focus. How do we stay balanced? It would be easy to put all the electronics in a box. But that is not the answer. The Gospel is ENOUGH. The church has to stay balanced, in the world not of it.