Sunday, December 02, 2007

OMG! Text Devotionals Popular With Youth

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Kelly Barnes, 17, doesn’t read her Bible as much as she used to. Instead, she’s addicted to Txt Dvotions, a new service at that delivers Bible verses to cell phones in text language.

"I love figuring out what verse it is," she says. "I read them in the hallway at school."

Txt Dvotions, founded by former youth pastor Philip Agajanian, turns normal Bible verses like Matthew 5:1-3 into this: "Nw wen J sw d crwds he wnt 2 mntsde n s@ dwn. 12D cm 2 hm & he bgn 2 tch em sayn - blest r d pr n sprt 4 drs s KOH."


gavin richardson said...

this isn't such a new concept. though the medium is a little more cost effective. ship of fools produced this book like 5 years ago. i bet this guy has it in his library.

gavin richardson said...

okay, let it be said that i fell for a larknews article that isn't exactly untrue. though i did look the cited website. here are some more to look for.

John said...

I finally managed to lark Gavin. BWAHAHAHAH!