Courtesy of my ex-colleague Jason Newell, here’s a Lark News story about churches sanctifying iPods that has a Montclair angle, even if it’s, y’know, not real. An excerpt:
“Several churches nationwide are using iPod-related rituals to get kids’ attention. One church in Montclair, Calif., hosts regular playlist burnings, where kids set fire to a list of songs they promise to delete from their iPods.
” ‘It gets quite emotional,’ says youth pastor Ronny DeLane who founded the ‘God on the ‘Pod’ services at Evangelical Free church. ‘The kids lay their iPods on the altar and dedicate them to God. Then they set fire to a CD or list of songs in a metal bowl and promise to delete them from iTunes when they get home. There’s a lot of crying.’”
I’m sure there is.