When I started preaching back around the turn of the century (wow that makes me sound old), the idea of using projectors in worship was already old news in Christian worship, primarily in the non-denominational protestant churches (Which I will refer to as Megachurches simply for ease of reference in the rest of this post). Megachurch worship presupposes high technology in sound and video - it simply could not exist in its current form without it. At the time of my seminary graduation in 2001, the use of projectors had stated to penetrate the mainline. Unfortunately, it seemed to me, the use of them was usually predicated on the wrong suppositions - namely, that since the larger churches with growth were using worship technology, and since they were growing, that it must be the technology that was leading to growth. I’ve seen some really sad uses of that technology - usually a folding screen and a projector on a card table with antiquated graphics behind praise lyrics. This had a public education analogue in the rush to create computer labs in schools without asking what the pedagogic function was going to be. For a decade or so, teachers were trying to figure out how to make the computers useful, rather than obtaining computers to help them meet specific learning goals. Similarly, getting the technology in a church seemed to be more important than asking how it was actually going to enhance worship.