Wednesday, April 05, 2017

How to Keep Your Church’s Message From Becoming White Noise

White noise is good for you—at least, that’s the conclusion of several research studies recently published in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. They found that white noise while studying triggers an area of the brain that increases the ability to memorize and retain information.

White noise has also been shown to help you sleep. Especially when you’re in an environment that has other noise, white noise is the easiest to fall asleep to.

Sometimes in an effort to concentrate, if there are loud people nearby, I’ll put on white noise while writing sermons to help me concentrate. I actually use a YouTube video of white noise from deep space, because once upon a time I read that it is the “best” kind of white noise (whatever that means).

White noise is good for sleeping and studying … but white noise is horrible in the church. White noise is effective because you don’t think about it—it goes in one ear and out the other. It’s a win to use white noise to accomplish work; it’s a loss if what we’re communicating becomes white noise. Read More

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