I recently served as the contemporary music minister at an old church in Indianapolis. As with every urban church these days, the congreagation was split in to those who go to the traditional service and those who go contemporary service. Last summer we experimented with a “blended service” meaning that both congregations met together each Sunday. Obviously, some people liked it and some didn’t. A major reason the traditional crowd didn’t like the blend was that they found the use of PowerPoint annoying and distracting. One reason for this was that the screen blocked their view of the gorgeous stained glass at the front of the church. Another reason is that they just hated PowerPoint presentation.

Wired has a casually related PointCounter Point regarding the use of PowerPoint.