This Week in Texas Methodist History
Methodists Use Visual Aids May 13, 1912
As Methodists gather for worship and Sunday School in 2012, they often employ all sorts of visual enhancements. Large scale projection screens, Powerpoint presentations, DVD’s, video clips, and other technologies are so common that they no longer evoke comment.
The use of visual technologies to enhance worship and study is nothing new. In the mid-19th century large painted canvas scrolls depicting Biblical scenes were unrolled before audiences. One hundred years ago a popular technology was the stereopticon. Here is a typical church news column from May 13, 1912…