I have a question for those who, like me, lead small group Scripture studies at the parish level: How do you feel (or, better yet, what is your experience) about attendees using a Bible app on their phone during the Scripture study?
My own preference is that each person attending have a “hard” copy of the Bible rather than use their phone. To me, people using phones are a little distracting in a group setting. Even though it might not really be the case, it gives the impression that those using them are checking texts or Facebook instead of being engaged in the study.
(I want to make it clear that I’m NOT against the technology-- I think it’s great! I have numerous Scripture and prayer apps on my phone and find them extremely useful. My concern is just their use in a group setting.)
Thanks for any experience or insights you might have.